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Bronze 2019 People / Self-Portrait

Gospa Slana (Mrs. Slana)

  • Company
    Studio Gt
  • Photographer
    Goran Turnsek

A photo project about grief, preservation and acceptance. In the project I was investigating how grief caused by loosing family members has been passed on to me through my grandmother’s family line. As if inherited, caused, in part, by accidental death of all male members. In the series, I decided to play my grandmother showing her everyday tasks as a housewife. I inhabit her space and try to capture her nature. The project took place in the Slovenian village of Zabovci and was inspired by cross-dressing traditional mask 'Ploharji' that exists mostly in the local carnival 'Fašenk'.

My work consists of interdisciplinary practice that involves photography, dance and design. It contains staged, single and sequential images, from large format to small format photos that are presented as installations, self-published photo books and live performance. These interdisciplinary practice is necessary to express my ideas that refer to the representation of an artistic and conceptual view that is related to the concepts of identity and problems of representation.