Maja Bajevic, Dressed Up, 1999, seven-hour performance / video (60’55”) / dress.
Exhibition view: MINIMUM, SCCA, City Gallery Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Curator Dunja Blazevic), 1999.
Photo documentation: Danica Dakic, SCCA


Dressed Up

Tragedies like war and the disintegration of a country are usually seen as political, general things. Actually they are personal, very intimate events in our lives that we carry, pasted on, like a dress. I have printed on fabric the map of former Yugoslavia. I sewed, in the city gallery, over a period of seven hours, a dress for myself out of that fabric. I finished the dress during the opening of the exhibition and changed into the newly made dress.