i u očima gladnih raste gnev, Doplgenger

(četvoro-kanalna audio-video instalacija, 2016)

Za naslov instalacije umetnički duo Doplgenger koristi frazu iz romana Džona Stajnbeka, Plodovi gneva (1939). Roman o nemaštini, egzodusu, eksploataciji i socijalnoj isključenosti porodice farmera tokom Velike depresije iz 1930-ih godina, predstavlja referentnu tačku za pogled ovog umetničkog dua na istorijske i savremene migracije, koje su ekonomski prouzrokovane.

Doplgenger interveniše u snimak jugoslovenske televizije, koja je snimala proces privremenih ekonomskih migracija u Zapadnu Evropu tokom 1960-ih.

Centralni motiv video instalacije „i u očima gladnih raste gnev“ je voz, zajedno sa pokretom. Pokretne slike i slike ekonomski motivisanih mobilnosti reflektuju se jedna u drugoj.

Ovaj rad će biti postavljen u galeriji Podroom u Kulturnom centru Beograda od 4.07. do 25.7. u okviru izložbe Tišina je ovde gluvoća / Silence is deafness here.

English below:

and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath, Doplgenger

(four-channel sound-video installation, 2016)

The title of video-sound installation “and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath” takes the phrase from John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath (1939). The epic novel about the distress, exodus, exploitation, and social exclusion of a family of Midwest farmers during the Great Depression of the 1930s provides the point of reference of Doplgenger’s view of economically caused, historical and contemporary migration movements.
Doplgenger intervened into the footage of Yugoslav television, which had been recording the processes of temporary economic migration to the Western European countries in the 1960s.

“The departing train is the backbone motif of the video installation “and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath”, and with it the theme of movement. The moving image and the image of economic-driven mobility are reflective of one another.”
– Verena Gamper

This piece will be presented in the gallery Podroom at the Cultural Center of Belgrade from 4.07. to 25.7. within the exhibition Silence is deafness here.