376 house number

House Number 376, installation, Museum of Contemporary Art, winner ESSL ART award 2011

In this multimedia installation, through the documentation of the act of singing, the artist is trying to transform the narrative of loss that circulates through her family in generations.

The starting point for the work is the death of her grand uncle Ivić in World War II. He died on the battlefield and his family never retrieved the body.
Sabina offers a different scenario both to her late granduncle and her family by singing him a song. However, confronted with the presence of the camera the performance takes an unexpected turn.
The rest of the installation is comprised of different symbolic images of that process. A rope as a bridge between worlds, photographs and text by her grandmother, and a lightbox with DNA structure.