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Ervin Babic | Bosnia

Memory Room, 2005 – 2007

3 Channels Video-Installation, DVD
4.30 minutes

Courtesy of Krupic Kersting Galerie, Köln

Ervin Babic often uses intimate performances and video works concerning his body and his private surrounding objects to draw attention to more general and social issues of existence, identity and contemporary values.

Memory Room was created in the period between 2005 and 2007, says Ervin Babic:

"This was the time when I started living a different reality of which I had not been aware earlier. I left the world of social norms and the world of my own values to start living with my sister in the hospital where she had to receive her treatment. I became aware of the close link between medicine and art, i.e. between a totally sterile world and a theatrical manner of communication. The only option I had available at that moment was to annul all my experiences and to get closer to the animalistic instinct, the instincts we all seem to have abandoned in our quest for knowledge. One of the results of my submission to those states was a set of three video-documents aimed at supporting my sister's recovery through a transcendental relation."