Conflicts is a multi-platform project responding to the broader context of FUTURE ECOLOGIES and WE ARE HERE: Artists’ Moving Image from the British Council Collection and LUX.
It examines collateral consequences of disputes and how they affect not just the parties involved, but also the world that surrounds them. It does so by drawing analogies between realities and fiction, real events and speculative elements found in media, popular culture, films, books, folktales. As a cumulative research venture, the project is dedicated to a future Belgrade, which would then be in discordance with its deeply rooted nostalgia. Through conversations, visual artworks, sounds, stories and atmospheres, the exhibition traces the silhouette of a possible future.
The project consists of an exhibition taking place at Eugster || Belgrade and Drugstore (Belgrade), a series of live online events and a series of podcasts called Projects are prophecies, prophecies are projects.
The exhibition features a compilation of moving-image artworks by Louis Henderson, Uriel Orlow, Charlotte Prodger and Ben Rivers, additional moving-image works by Elizabeth Price, Bedwyr Williams and Saša Tkačenko and sculptures by Šejla Kamerić and Emir Šehanović. It launches on 3 April 2021 and will be on view until 24 April (Drugstore) and 1 May (Eugster || Belgrade).
Live events accompany the exhibition and they involve the screening of The Witch’s Cauldron by Branislav Jankić, a series of audiobook-style stories, interviews with some of the participating artists and a music programme curated and moderated by Miloš Zec. The exhibition will be accompanied by an audio guide.
Visual design is made by Stefan Unković and audio design by Žarko Komar. Music programme is curated and moderated by Miloš Zec.
The project is curated by Natalija Paunić.