Wien Wien


This video shows relations to Austria and self. The most dominant opinion is the one of grandma Milka, who has been to Vienna and whose experiences are intertwined with the idea of an ideal Other. 
Other opinions are shown through comments from grandma Milena, who has never been in Austria, and through other siblings’ laughter listening to grandma Milka with a pinch of caution.
Prejudices that appear concern both Serbs and Austrians. Prejudices about Austrians are positive and utterly ideal. Austria appears as a utopia, while Serbia is presented as a negative example. However, cracks appear in the story. Through grandma’s speech, it is clear that she does not fit into that utopia, as well as that she belongs to the Serbian rural discourse. 
In this work, an identity gap with which everyone can identify is presented. Milka is torn between two cultures. On the one hand, she wants to be a part of an urban environment of Vienna, but on the other, she confirms some ideas about Serbs and their culture with her own presentation.
d stress that was caused by it.
This work gives an answer to the question: “what should an Eastern European artist be like?”, but it does that on multiple levels. Firstly, the artist is giving her thoughts and attitudes on this topic through the therapies, then the therapists give their own opinions, and lastly exposing herself as an Eastern European artist, the author gives a possible answer.
Not only does the act of going to these psychotherapies show an artist in crisis, but also it problematizes and critiques a position of the artist in relation to a collector’s expectations.
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