Don’t say a thing, don’t react!

“Don’t say a thing, don’t react!”, 2013.

This work is a continuation of a series of works which touch upon national and social problems. The work directly refers to the question of national identity and the questioning of its relation to the self, in the context of society. Society as a whole is not functioning, and without the need for a reaction to the problem, it imposes a stereotypical model of behavior, where people cannot satisfy their life needs, as well as not having the need to raise their voices against injustice and other forms of degradation. The absurdity of the situation reaches its climax when the majority of people in the same society start to feebly repeat the mantra that “Things will get better!” which represents a complete resignation and running away from reality; the escape into lividness, immersion into seemingly unsolvable problems – a whiteout. The identity of a society is disappearing, the colors which reflect life are lost. We are left with only one conclusion – it is never going to get better! That is, if we do not, ourselves, react to the problems which have led to the aforementioned feelings. Or we can repeat the mantra of “Don’t say a thing, don’t react!” as things usually turn out?!

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“Ne govori ništa, ne reagiraj!”, 2013.

Ovaj rad je nastavak serije radova koji se dotiču nacionalno-socijalne problematike. Rad direktno zadire u pitanje nacionalnog identiteta i propitivanja relacije sebe u kontekstu zajednice. Zajednica kao cjelina ne funkcionira i bez imalo potrebe za reakcijom na problem, kao takva nameće stereotipni obrazac ponašanja, gdje ljudi nemaju osnovne potrebe za život, a niti potrebu podići glas protiv nepravde i ostalih oblika degradacije. Apsurdnost situacije dolazi do vrhunca kada većina pojedinaca u toj istoj društvenoj zajednici blijedunjavo ponavlja “Ma bit će bolje!”, što predstavlja potpunu rezignaciju i bijeg od stvarnosti. Bijeg u sivilo, utonjenost u prividno neriješive probleme – u bjelinu. Identitet zajednice se gubi, boje kao odraz života su nestale. Ostaje nam samo zaključak Nikad neće biti bolje!, ukoliko sami ne reagiramo na probleme koji su doveli do spomenutih osjećaja. Ili da mantrički ponavljamo “Ne govori ništa! Ne reagiraj!” , kako to najčešće biva?!