Bleischwer (Eng. as heavy as lead) is a collaborative installation between Lara Erel, Vasilena Gankovska and Jelena Micić thematising continuous personal interpretations of cultural heritage and memory. Artistic (re)imagination goes beyond established roles of nowadays European identities and founds artistic research on the times after the fall of the Iron Curtain.
By revealing and challenging latent cultural and economical hegemonism, the works highlight the instability of narratives around documentary and archival material, tending to redefine positions and relations. From post-socialism, through non-alignment and post-colonial attitudes, the installation is setting a focus on family and personal collections, where different perspectives, often emotionally loaded, address the museum settings and politics of display.
Fabrikraum Project Space, Vienna