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Building a Bright Future (International Event)

Production, 2011

International event in Croatia - Islam Grčki


Castle Janković (Islam Grčki, Croatia) will be hosting a film and art festival "Zimsko ljetovanje" from June 25th to 29th in the organization of the Center for Pease Studies, Zagreb. In the frame of the festival and in coorganization with Domino Association there will be a "Night of performances" - June 28th during which a croatian artist Milijana Babić will execute her collective performance Building a Bright Future.

Building a Bright Future represents a collective game of building card towers. Apart from being just a game, the tower of cards is also an expression, meaning structure or argument built on a shaky foundation or on one that will collapse if a necessary (but possibly overlooked or unexpected) element is removed. It is performed by the audience, individually or in groups, for the duration of the exhibition, simultaneously presenting a constantly changing installation. The backs of the cards have been specially designed with an image of a peace chain, with an equal number of men and women, standing for the vision of a ‘bright future’. Each player is marked by a badge as a ‘builder of a bright future’, standing for the awareness of individual responsibility. The idea of building a bright future with playing cards is dystopian in its start, as it seems an impossible task to get so many little pieces of paper to balance on one another. However, there’s a possibility that a tower can be built with patience and the correct technique. This happens especially when a profound group dynamic has been created.


More information about the festival click here.

Date and time of event: 
Jun 28th 21:30
Place of event: 
Janković Castle, Islam Grčki (Croatia)
In the frame of the Zimsko ljetovanje Festival