Himmel uber Belgrade, oil on canvas, 200x300 cm, 2014
Digital Decay, oil on canvas, 130x150 cm, 2014
Another Belgrade 2, oil on canvas, 100x100 cm, 2010
Another Belgrade 1, oil on canvas, 100x100 cm, 2010
diSTRUKTURA and Barbi Markovic, Locus Suspectus, video still 1
diSTRUKTURA and Barbi Markovic, Locus Suspectus, video, color, stereo, 26'23'', 16-9, 2014
Their very landscape is alive, exhibition view, Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade, 2015
Himmel uber Belgrade, oil on canvas, 200x300 cm, 2014 Digital Decay, oil on canvas, 130x150 cm, 2014 Another Belgrade 2, oil on canvas, 100x100 cm, 2010 Another Belgrade 1, oil on canvas, 100x100 cm, 2010 diSTRUKTURA and Barbi Markovic, Locus Suspectus, video still 1 diSTRUKTURA and Barbi Markovic, Locus Suspectus, video, color, stereo, 26'23'', 16-9, 2014 Their very landscape is alive, exhibition view, Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade, 2015

The Central European Landscape – Mitteleuropäische Landschaft
diSTRUKTURA

In addition to being a geographical notion, Central Europe is primarily a historical, political and ethnographic concept that refers to countries in the region stretching from Eastern to Western Europe. In German in particular the term Mitteleuropa refers to the territory where Austrian culture was highly dominant before the First World War and, generally speaking, this coincides with the contemporary definition of Central Europe. Our reflections on it led us to formulate such questions as: how does such a landscape circulate as a means of exchange, a place of visual appropriation and a focus in forming identities.

The first time we touched upon this topic was when we worked on the series of works entitled Mitteleuropäische Landschaft that shows the urban space of New Belgrade, that is the brutal architecture of the New Belgrade blocks of buildings with a very low horizon. The idea on the Central European landscape thus came to include such works as Locus Suspectus, HomeLand and We are living in a beautiful wOURld – Graz.

Srednjeevropski pejzaž – Mitteleuropäische Landschaft
diSTRUKTURA

Pored toga što je geografski pojam, Centralna Evropa je ponajviše istorijski, kulturni, politički i etnografski koncept koji pretpostavlja zemlje između Istočne i Zapadne Evrope. Pogotovo termin na nemačkom, Mitteleuropa, odnosi se na prostor koji je pre Prvog svetskog rata bio pod dominantnim uticajem Austrijskog kulturnog podneblja, što se u većini poklapa sa modernim opisom Centralne Evrope. Naša razmišljanja kreću se u pravcu formiranja pitanja kako takav pejzaž cirkuliše kao sredstvo razmene, mesto vizuelnog prisvajanja i fokus za formiranje identiteta.

Ove teme smo se prvi put dotakli kada smo radili na seriji slika Mitteleuropäische Landschaft, a koje prikazuju urbani prostor Novog Beograda, tj brutalističku arhitekturu novobeogradskih blokova sa izrazito spuštenim horizontom. Ideja o srednjeevropskom pejzažu je zatim obuhvatila radove kao što su Locus Suspectus, HomeLand i We are living in a beautiful wOURld – Graz.

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