PIGMENT: BALKAN HOUSE / audio-visual installation / 2018
exhibition view: Homewards, Remont Gallery, Belgrade


In the Balkan zone, wider as part of Southeast Europe, a recognizable appearance of residential buildings and houses without finishing facades has formed over time. This result of socio-economic conditions constructed the experience of the colour of a typical Balkan house through the most common building material: clay bricks. Leaving the brick walls exposed without standard covering layers of insulation, the multiplication of the number of lined buildings paints the vast inhabited Balkan landscape with warm earth tones.

The essence of the colour is materialized through a manually crushed clay brick turned into a powder as fine as a pigment, in combination with the assigned name and the accompanying sound of crushing symbolically indicates its origin.

audio: Pigment