(UN)FINISHED HOUSE / multimedia / installation / short film / 2019-22
exhibition view: ZVONO Award, SKLOP, Sarajevo

A personal example of a functionally partially-finished residential building is used as a representative sample of the widespread phenomenon of buildings and housing structures that have existed in a raw, unfinished state for an extended period. The concept of assigning monument status to an unfinished residential building is based on raising awareness and significance of this widespread phenomenon, as well as valuing and emphasizing its positive aspects.

On May 16, 2016, a proposal was sent to the Commission for the Preservation of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina to declare the artist’s own family house a monument. To date, no response has been received from the commission.

Reflecting on the common architectural phenomena that are present across the region of former Yugoslavian countries, the representatives of three families from this region that live in unfinished houses talk about their reasons, conditions that caused it and realities of buildings that even as imperfect objects gratefully represent their homes.

video: (un)finished house