The Void

The Void (15’ video loop, 2016); ultrasound recording of artist’s pulsating empty uterus without any narrative progression, dialectically opposed by the sound image of emotional preaching speech on women primary roles and duties, performed by artists mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Arguments of natural, scientific, objective, neutral and normal are always attributes attached to the dominant politics, in order to normalize it and to assign any irregularity as deviant, anomaly and abnormal, ready to be eliminated. In The Void Markovic expose and discuss practices of confronting the patriarchy as complicated, emotional, heavy and painful conflict, making distinction between “being free” and “being forced” impossible to determine and break.

excerpt from the text “The Void” by Marija Ratkovic