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. In The Void Markovic is pointing out the hardly seizable distinction between the conscientious choice and culturally imposed models / biopolitical coercion and questioning what ‘being free’ or ‘being forced’ means in the context of womanhood.

excerpt from the text “The Void” by Marija Ratkovic