Author: Ena Kurtović
Kurtovic was born on 10.10.1989 in
Temptation – multicolor masks behind which we hide our true face every day, while facing constant temptation of when to take them off. Hence, we lose harmony between our thoughts, words, and actions. The portrayed person wants to remove the screen, come out from behind all the colors which hide her, to free her honest and naked soul similar to the butterflies which carelessly fly in front of her and the translucent screen, which until recently was a part of him.
Nightlife – This person woke up at 7. Had a morning coffee and went to work. On the way she bought the newspaper. Following work and after brief rest, she got in touch with friends and confirmed the standard Friday night outing. After brief rest, the process of getting ready for nightlife began…
Author: Mike Standman
II study graphic art at the college of technical craft in Čačak. I am seven tests away from ending my educational career and receiving a diploma to become a graphic engineer. Through my artwork I wanted to show us as beautiful (alluding to a flower), and to use my skill to create something pretty to present. Every day – I keep advancing. Even though that is a quote from a domestic movie, it may also serve as a universal message that we need to share further. Through advancement we become better people.
Poster: Flower Yourself!
Is our flower (ourselves) on the map? Despite the wishes of many that LGBTIQ persons wouldn’t exist, they are here! Find yourself on the map if you are on it. Bloom!
Authors: Petra, Drago, Marta
The law of hotel and restaurant services, “Regulations about the partition, the minimal conditions, and the categorization of such venues.”
The venue must have one restroom for women, with a front room, and one restroom for men, with urinals and the front room.
The entrance of the restroom must be marked with signs which are usually used to indicate male and female restrooms.
4 trans individuals in a café are in a quandary standing in front of the restroom door – where can they “lawfully” relieve themselves? They’re taking the matter into their own hands and building a new restroom, with new signs…
Author: Robert Kulovec Muller
Afriki – 6 $
Življenje v Indiji – 8 $
pedra – 1 $
Nekaterih stvari se ne da kupiti
Življenje pedra – 1 $
Nekaterih stvari se ne da kupiti
studies architecture, majored in interior design and wants to enroll in the
Instalation: What's Your Pleasure?
‘It is very much debatable what is normal and what is not. This is the foundation of the concept of my work because every difference is judged by the society. Many things deemed as immoral are hidden from the public view. But are they really immoral?
Author: Kornelija Pervan
Music professor, playing piano, thinking and talking German, Spain and Italian...
"misliš li na mene dok me ubijaš? znaš li kako bole slatki orgazmi
koje mi poklanja tvoj čar i ljupkost! kad ti dodirnem grudi,
hoću da te penetriram, ti ne haješ, ti si me zarobila
i sad likuješ, dišeš kao da ćeš me potpuno slomiti... pa slomi me!"
Author: Ana Nechita
My work is the trace let by the people that I've met and the places seen in the itineraries of my life. I have started to write poetry when I was seven as I felt that nobody could understand me. Now, I am doing the same in order to understand the others. My poetry is growing in the same rhythm with me and gathers inside sounds of lullabies and local folklore, jazz acoustics and African drums, love stories combined with dramas. Hope you will like it!
"…There is no us now
If you ask me.
There no space or time
There is just what two foolish
Hoped and dared to become once … "
poetry, adventure, activism, change...I would like to change the world myself, but first I need to change myself. I hope I will succeed.....Zabranjen ulaz
Author: Dario Šakić
"Više se ne osjećam lijepo, neugodno je to. Jedan dan sam im izložbeni primjerak, drugi dan cirkuska nakaza, a treći… ma ne znam više.
Nekad me nazovu prijateljicom.
Sve što kažu, ureže se. I ne briše. Bez obzira koliko suza poteče."
Authors: Meri, Pero and Martina
but superb troop coming from
Performance: Never stop fighting!
In a film about themselves and through their voice, their words, thoughts and physically alive poses, two young people are presenting themselves as individuals who are fighting for their own world, while at the same time, as other young people, are coping with similar passions, loves, fears, and problems...
Author: Biljana Kosmogina Biljana Kosmogina, multimedia artist, publicist, first Serbian PSFHF-BDSM-LGBTIQ writer who forcefully performs prose dealing with women’s questions, sexual and gender discourse and roles, as well as social disorders. Subversive and politically incorrect toward all existing values!
Find out more about the Balkan Queer Queen at www.blogoye.org/kosmogina
Author: Ana Hoffner
Born 1980 in Yugoslavia; since 1989 in Vienna; since 2006 in Vienna and Berlin; 2002 - 2007 academy of fine arts Vienna; post conceptual art practices Marina Grzinic; June 2007 diploma
…We are faced with the end of identity politics where being a woman is no longer enough. Global neoliberal capitalism has made phallocentrism its highest order. … The question is how to act in the world of abstraction and empty signs, how to find a position in a state of exception, when one is continuously watched and supervised. Like Valie Export, I choose to include my own body in a media installation that provokes self-reflection. The audience is projected onto a square between my legs and is confronted with its own involvement within the closed circle of power.
Who is allowed to watch and who is the person under surveillance? …’
Rodion was born in
Video art: Shortenings
Video art: Interview – Reconstruction of Beauty, 2008
Participants in the interview are the journalist and two M2F persons who are describing their journey through the transition process – the beginnings and the consciousness that they are different from the rest of the population; aspirations and fascinations which preoccupied them as they were growing up; professional life; the decision to undergo surgery and procedure to complete their sex; problems and prejudices they faced both as members of the society and the LGBTIQ community.
Author: Draško Bogdanović
Draško Bogdanović was born in Sarajevo in 1977 and has lived in Canada since 1996. Following a period of experimenting with fine arts, he decided to take up digital photography. He finds inspiration in photographs from the early 20th century and Hollywood portraits from that period. His photographs of landscapes, portraits, and architecture can be found in private collections, they were published in Canadian magazines, and were exhibited in Europe and the United States. His first independent exhibition of the male erotic photography, “In Flagranti,“ transpired this summer in Toronto. In North America, he is represented by the Arch & Company Fine Arts gallery in Toronto and Miami.
For more information about the author and his work, please visit www.draskobogdanovic.ca
Pleasure and pain
25 years old, from BiH. The artist photographs, films, thinks, shapes, embroiders, knits, cuts (with scissors), cooks and eats, travels, strolls, watches, writes, breaths (with difficulties). His work has been displayed in several independent and shared exhibitions.
WITH THE WIPE
Author: Nino Jaeger
Nino is a queer artist living in Vienna, Austria. For many years, I identified myself as a feminist lesbian, worked closely with lesbian feminist community in Salzburg and Vienna. Then, I rediscovered my transsexual past and decided to start with the transition process from a female body to a “more“ male body. I do political work, more through my photos and texts than working in political groups. My focus is on being and belonging, sex, gender, the expression of the inexpressible and incomprehensive of sex/during sex that allows for transformation – at least for a moment...
My dad, 1937 – The photo deals with his history and my own life, my identification with him. On things that I have in common with him. In 1937, my dad was 20 years old, living in Ljubljana. The future seems to be open to him. But, after WWII, he was emprisoned by Tito and his regime. After he served his sentence, he left Yugoslavia with his first family and moved to Argentina and the USA. The photo is about the connection and similiarities of our journies and histories – even if they are very different, we both crossed huge borders – me, with moving from 'female' body to 'something else' body, and he with migrating to another country and starting a 'new life.'
A Call for Contribution (CfC) announced at the beginning of 2008 invited young, unaffirmed artists from the region to send in their works in different areas - prose, poetry, applied, visual, video, and theater arts. Out of all the works received, 30 have been selected of different art forms - photography, painting, posters, poems, stories, video work and performances.
The CfC was supported by: Dino Mustafić (MESS, Sarajevo, BiH), Dunja Blažević (CZSU, Sarajevo, BiH), Alma Suljević (artist, Sarajevo, BiH) and Zoe Gudović (queer feminist, Žene na delu/ Queer Beograd, Belgrade, Serbia).