Venice Biennale – United Dead Nations
Proudly presenting our work on a film sound design and music composition for the United Dead Nations project at the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia by artist Ivan Grubanov. The installation United Dead Nations aims to establish a dialogue on what does the notion of the nation represent in our post-global times by putting in focus the nations that no longer exist as such, but whose ghosts are still conditioning the geospheres they had occupied.
United Dead Nations is a project of memory in times of post-history. Its focus is chosen to be the former Yugoslav, now Serbian Pavilion—seen from the venue’s own historical perspective of national and state order, political movements and crises experienced from the time of the Pavilion’s foundation at the Venice Biennale in 1938 until today. Through a floor installation, the artist Ivan Grubanov will examine ideological, political and cultural terms of “nation/state/state of nations,” and the process of their creation, rule and disappearance. This process is symbolically represented through various ritualistic and artistic interventions made on flags of countries, which have, due to political upheavals, stopped existing.