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Urban birding in my home city Kikinda



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Monday, 22 May 2017

Memories

Being older brings changes for me. Both emotional and physical. I guess that´s natural. What I find very problematic is that I miss feelings that I had when I was younger. Experiencing life between the age of 10 and 25 years has carved very nice emotions in me, probably in every human being.

I very often go back in my memories, so I can feel this emotions again. This emotions are just happiness I would say but they smell like teen spirit as Kurt said.

When I was in highs school, history was one of the most boring subjects I had. Today I like history. My artistic research is about the topic of Remembrance.  I read history books, memoirs, I became boring, as I said changes..... 

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Mayday


I like when the Sun is up all day long  in middle of May, here in Northern Norway. Best time to go skiing or splitboarding.  Got a tip from a friend to bring with me a dish brush to clean the snow from the bindings for easy transition. Such a big step forward for a untalented splitboard rider. 





Friday, 12 May 2017

Where is home, and what is home?

Very often I find my self in this vacuum, in between places, cities, countries, identities. Born from a Syrian father and Serbian/Bosnian mother. Always felt different, growing up in a small city called Kikinda, in 1983. Kikinda was in Yugoslavia, a country that doesn´t exist today. My Syrian name put a stamp on my identity. I was always trying to fit in society in Kikinda, which was very homogeneous. Since 2009 I live in Norway. No need to hide, plenty of people like me. With university degrees, diverse background, foreigners, refugees...

Wait something is wrong, I don´t want steady job, loan, working hours, material safety. Maybe I want to be reach, so I can leave in my own little world.

I am artist since 2012. Great profession for someone like me. I can question my surrounding, the system, me in the system, almost everything. So still questioning my identity.

Very often I feel like chameleon. I change color, language, statues, behavior, origin. Sometimes I say I am Serbian, or Syrian, or Yugoslavian. Sometimes I feel like Yugoslavian, no country, only memories. I love my memories, they are so deep and wide. I go very often there, over the rainbow. I guess that´s why I am interested in history and remembrance. My art often deals with WW2, and other local wars in Yugoslavia. I find a lot of inspiration in old photography, archives, memories.

My next exhibition, project is about Beisfjord massacre. Nazis killed around 800 people in Beisfjord and it´s surroundings from Yugoslavia.

One of the survivals from Beisfjord Concentration camp  was a friend of my family, and there it is, a connection, motivation, spark for my artistic creation.


to be continued...


Thursday, 4 May 2017

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Embracing Diversity


I am looking forward to participate at “Embracing Diversity Training course on diversity management in Oslo. 

Embracing diversityis an international training course about exploring different concepts and elements of inclusion and diversity, looking for common grounds and beyond differences. It will gather 35 professionals from different sectors: youth work, education, social work ... working on topic of diversity.
Seventeen European countries will participate in this seminar :)) 

https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/embracing-diversity-training-course-on-diversity-management.6124/