I'M SORRY... I'M NOT SORRY
in collaboration with Nemeza
7 and 8 May 2008
at 9.10am / 11.10am / 1.10pm / 3.10pm / 6.10pm / 7.10pm / 8.10pm
7 and 8 May 2008 from 8.30pm till 8.50pm
9 May 2008 at 2.30pm
Radio Sljeme - 88,1 MHz
I'm sorry that I used my connections to enrol my son in university. It would have been better (after all, for his sake as well) had he done it himself... I live in a society where it is possible that you never enrol anywhere you wish if you don't bribe, but still...
I'm not sorry that I was ripping off the firm where I used to work, the hourly wage was too small, in a way I was taking what I think belongs to me.
I'm sorry because every time I'm looking for a connection to get my medical exam, I'd be happier if i could get my turn without any "gifts", but you know for yourself how things are...
I'm not sorry that I built my apartment without license, everyone does that.
I'm sorry that every year I spent 3 months working under the table. I was young, just got employed as a teacher and somehow I just didn't understand that I shouldn't accept the dismissals I was handed every june and the contract-signing every september, while during the summer I would never actually stop working in that same school, receiving a lesser wage, and illegally at that.
Many things have changed around us in the past 10 years. From the notion that we / I are the main agents of change "in our state", to the much larger responsibility (and autonomy) in our personal lives. How aware have we become of our role in the community that we live in? Which decisions of ours were important for others as well, what have we done wrong (where doing nothing is also a choice!), are we aware of that, what do we think about that, could we have done it in a differently, can we do it differently now...
Andreja Kuluncic's media intervention uses short statements compiled from a representative sample of Zagreb's inhabitants, with the intention to put forward these and similar questions, to incite people to assess the responsibility of their contribution to the poor state of the society we live in. The work probes the relationship between the individual and the society in a surrounding where many agree that the rule of law doesn't function as it should, and yet the majority make their decisions contrary to the kind of community they would like to live in.
In her works, Andreja Kuluncic probes different aspects of social relations and social practice, taking an interest in socially engaged subjects, research as an artistic process, confrontation with different audiences and cooperation in a collective project. In her works, the audience often holds the active position of creating, that is finalizing, a work. In the genesis of her works, she often uses multidisciplinarity where specific artistic skills are complemented with skills from other areas (work in cooperation with sociologists, philosophers, scientists, designers and marketing experts).
She has participated in international expositions such as: Documenta11 (Kassel, Germany), Manifesta4 (Frankfurt/Main), The American Effect (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York), 8th International Istanbul Biennial (Turkey), Liverpool Biennial (UK), Day Labor (P.S.1, New York) etc.