The objects made in different materials are imprints of the artist’s spatial interventions from the localities and represent a fragile link between viewer and historical place. As vanished monuments, they index an event distant in space and time.

Replicas of the inscription –  Replicas of the witness statement carved in stone were made in different materials. These are from the sites of Goli otok and Sv. Grgur in which the testimonies of the former inmate Vera Winter (written in the handwriting of her granddaughter Nina Winter) and Žena Lebl (written in the handwriting of her niece Ana Lebl) are engraved.

CARVED TESTIMONIES

 

Fractured bodies – sculptures made by the artist Andreja Kulunčić on the site of the women’s political prison camp on Goli Otok symbolically embody the memory of the violence that was committed there. The specific and very limited living conditions on the island modified the bodies of women, their health and psyche, while they intervened in the structure of the island, took away from it and changed its configuration. The action speaks of the futility of their work during captivity, of the fragility of the body and the difficulty of surviving in the camp. On the other hand, making the sculptures come out / grow out of the stone underscores the fact that working with the stones shaped the prisoners and left marks on their bodies for the rest of their lives. The author makes them in places where women quarried stone, building a new narrative on the axis BODY | TRANSFORMATION  | SURVIVAL  | NURSING

The sculptures, made of clay on the site itself, dry, disintegrate and disappear. The artistic action establishes a new form of dealing with the space of dehumanization, but it is also a framework for reflection on the definition of humanity.