1 Deceber 2022 – 31 January 2023
BABEL visningsrom for kunst is very pleased to welcome Ana Dunjić as the third and final selected artist for Atelier BABEL. From December through January, Dunjić will use BABEL as her studio in preparation for an exhibition in February 2023.
Ana Dunjić will continue her research based on soap as an archive by looking intimately into the phenomenon of B-såpe, the PSD-inducing Norwegian WWII relic. Referring back to her own memories of growing up during the Yugoslav Wars, Ana will explore topics of food rationing, hoarding, generational memory and survivor’s guilt.
“I am starting from that moment when you are browsing your granny’s drawers: all these odd items collected at indeterminate times and indeterminate locations. They point to stories no one will ever tell you, even if you bothered to ask. And often, life comes in the way, and we get lost in the living, and forget our job is to collect these stories, and pass them on. And then they are gone for good, and all that remains are these enigmatic, musky things, and a vague sense of guilt.”
Dunjić’s practice is a product of balancing opposites: a desire to tell a story – truthfully, in great detail and style – and to also leave it untold and rough, so that the audience can finish it themselves. This has led her artistic work into profusion of meditative formats dealing with perceptions of temporality, visual boundaries, societal norms and alternative treatment of archive material.
During the course of residency, Ana will keep a daily practice of porridge at noon with the public. Information about the public program will be released at babelkunst.no.
Ana Dunjic (b. 1983) is an artist and filmmaker from Belgrade, Serbia, currently based in Trondheim. She earned her MFA at Trondheim Academy of Art in 2019 and her BA at Academy of Arts, Belgrade, in 2006. During the past two decades, her work evolved from editing prime-time news, documentary series and films, and live visuals for music events, to making experimental movies, art videos, installations and sculptures, as well as teaching at university and elementary school levels.
Her works were presented to large audiences on national and international TVs, film festivals and venues, as well as Galleri KiT, TKM Gråmølna, Dokkhuset, Cinemateket, Trondheim Torg and Marinen in Trondheim.
The project B-såpe is supported by Norske Billedkunstnere (NBK) project support from Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond (BKV) and the Trondheim municipality kulturstipend.
Atelier BABEL is a pilot project over three years that highlights the production conditions of artists. It offers one Trondheim-based artist the unique opportunity to use BABEL as their studio over December and January supported by a fee of NOK 50 000 for each month. Atelier BABEL is supported by the Trondheim municipality cultural fund. BABEL visningsrom for kunst is run by the foundation Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder and is located at Mellomveien 4.
See more of Ana Dunjić’s work at anadunjic.no