BLIC DŽEKPOT / BLIC JACKPOT

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2011-2012   fotografije muških radionica / 60x40cm / akrilne slike na papiru / drveni goblenski ram / 88x68cm / reštampane Blic novine / 32x24cm

U dnevnim novinama BLIC najčešće na str. 7 pored političkih sadržaja, pojavljuju se sasvim ili djelimično obnažena tijela anonimnih žena sa komentarima upućenim ka aktuelnim političkim temama ili političarima sa explicitnim pornografskim konotacijama.

Kakav je odnos aktuelne politike i pornografske tjelesne slike je ono što me zanima.

Djevojke sa strane 7. nemaju ime i podređene su političkim sadržajima, na istoj strani, na takav način da iz ćoška novinskog lista dobacuju komentare koji aludiraju na seksualnost i seksualni čin i tako sama njihova tijela postaju izričito takvim sadržajima i interesovanjima identitetski i rodno investirana. Njihovo tijelo svodi se na ukras, frazu, kič, njihovo tijelo je pasivno i isprazno izgovara nametnute kritičke opaske; ali ta kritika nije konstruktivna već devijantno satirična, ona je ustvari ismijavanje kritike jer je upućuje žena bez identiteta, a upućuje je uglavnom vladajućem političkom režimu. Na ovaj način kritika je jednostrana i rigidna, a kao takva krije se iza ženskog tijela postavljenog u podređen položaj.

*Blic Jackpot novine – (re)štampana verzija Blic novina odns. podmukli surogat Blic novina, kojima sam prethodno izmjenila vizuelnu konstrukciju i kontekst tako što sam digitalnim putem uvećala ženska tijela da pokrivaju većinu novinskog lista i štampala sam manji tiraž novina tako da ih je moguće dijeliti u javnom prostoru.

*Blic Jackpot slike - na kojima koristim jedan od klasičnih pristupa, tako što kolažiram novinski list sa eksplicitnim sadržajem na veći format i slikam ili crtam preko tog novinskog lista i cijelog formata predimenzionirane, bezimene porno zvijezde, a glavni naslov (njihova identitetska odrednica) je nametnuta rečenica koju „ona“ navodno izgovara. Na ovaj način politički sadržaji su u drugom planu, potpuno ili djelimično nečitljivi i ugroženi površinom ženskog tijela.

*Blic Jackpot fotografije – nastale su u privatnim automehaničarskim radionicama i seoskim prodavnicama, gdje se obnažena ženska tijela pojavljuju uglavnom na zidovima i prema tvrdnjama vlasnika i zaposlenih imaju inspirativna i ljekovita dejstva.

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2011-2012   photographs of male workshops / 60x40cm / paintings acrylic on paper / gobelin wooden frame / 88x68cm / reprinted Blic newspapers / 32x24cm 

Blic is a daily newspaper that most often publishes political texts on page 7 alongside photographs of completely or partly nude anonymous women, with commentary addressing hot political issues or politicians that has explicit pornographic connotations. How does current politics relate to pornographic body images, I wonder? The girls shown on page 7 have no names and are subordinated to the political topics discussed on the same page, in such a way that they move in, from the corner of the page, with comments allusive of sexuality and coitus, whereby it all becomes a kind of content and interests that their bodies transpose into, loaded with identity and gender significations. Their bodies are reduced to embellishments, phrases, kitsch; they are passive and the critical remarks they are imputed echo vacuous. However, this critique is not instructive but deviantly satirical; as it is uttered by women rid of identity and meant to target the political powers that be, it actually mocks the possibility of criticism. Criticism is thus one-sided and rigid, and as such, it hides behind the female body in a subordinate position. 

*Blic Jackpot newspaper – a Blic daily (re)print, i.e. a subversive surrogate of the Blic daily, whose visual layout and context I first change by digitally enlarging women’s bodies to cover most of the page, after which I print a certain number of copies for public distribution.

*Blic Jackpot paintings and drawings – here my approach is a traditional one: I paste a newspaper page with explicit content onto a larger sheet, over which, both the clipping and background sheet, I then paint or draw oversized, nameless porno stars, under the imputed sentence ‘she’ supposedly utters as the headline (determinant of her identity). The political content is thus rendered subsidiary, completely or partly illegible and jeopardised by the area of the woman’s body. 

*Blic Jackpot photographs – made in privately-owned auto repair shops and village shops, with photos of female nudes usually found on walls, whose presence, according to the shop owners and staff, has a stimulating and healing effect.

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