2020 - Ongoing
Mozirje, Slovenia; Gornji Grad, Slovenia; Ljubljana, Slovenia
In my work I'm dealing with topics of family memory, cultural identity, archiving and collecting objects while trying to create playful dialogues between the past and the present. In this series I operate with collective memory of my grandparents and I try to combine it with my childhood memories. I grew up surrounded by the elderly, because my grandparents looked after me as didn’t go to the kindergarten. They taught me different skills and encouraged me to do things that I loved to do most, such as: drawing, watching cartoons, eating, wrapping up random things as gifts and petting their neighbor’s dog Peja. In this series I decided to use different objects and materials that I’ve found in my teenage room, family basement, my grandparents kitchen, their storage room etc. Materials and objects I've picked are also connected with my grandma’s habit of hoarding. She sometimes collects things solely with the purpose of me using them to create sculptures or photographs, which makes her a co-curator of some of the works that I've made in this context.