Distant Memory

Video (2 min 43 sec)

This video poem starts with an event that evokes the narrator's memories about the times before the disintegration of Yugoslavia and encourages reflection about what war actually brings and how quickly people forget. The poem can be interpreted as a letter or a confession of an unknown man written for former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito's ship, Galeb, and/or for his wife Jovanka. The ship has symbolic value through the variety of short scenes we can observe interpretations and connections between real life and the imaginary world of poetry. The video was exhibited on Tito’s ship in Jovanka’s bedroom. The visitors could climb in her bed and have an intimate moment with the video and the nostalgia present in every corner of the mighty old ship.