Maja Bajevic, Back in Black, 2003, two-channel video installation (10’06”).
Exhibition view: The Pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2003 Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (Curator Asja Mandic), 2003.
Photo documentation: Ars Aevi
Back in Black
I did this work for the first and, to date, only time Bosnia and Herzegovina has participated in the Venice Biennial. In the two channel video installation a number of people are telling war jokes. Nothing is more Bosnian to me than black humor, and nothing tells more about war than war jokes.
A riddle: What is the one-handed Sarajevan looking for as he goes down the street? – A second-hand shop.