'Saray' is a video installation about the memory process, the memory codes and genetic memory. It relates to our ancestors and how we can feel nostalgic about a place or a moment that we never saw or lived before. I’ve developed this work from a research trip to Sarajevo where my grandmother and great-grandmother were born, and linked my own past with the way our brain storage of long-term and short-term memory.

The exhibition of the work ‘Saray’ consisted not only on the 7 TV’s but also a sound installation which was going on a loop on the same room, headphones connected with one of the TV’s where the audience could hear bits of memories, and also the photographs that I sewed, together with some letters written by my grandmother. The letters were all written in croatian so I couldn’t properly understand what was written, and the address from Sarajevo doesn’t exists anymore after the siege on the 90’s.

 

'saray',

multimedia  installation

 2010

16mm Gallery Soho, London

 The Accidental Festival

The Roundhouse , London