So Close So Far is thought as permanent project to collect artists testimonies about conflict. It concerns the creation of an on-line archive of testimonies, freely at disposal of people.
So Close So Far is conceived as project made by different steps.
The first ongoing step is addressed to artists coming from the wars experiences of 90s in former Yugoslavia. Artists remained in their home countries and artists that live in foreign countries. With the present collection So Close So Far is creating an audio/video installation, called Past is Present for the international project TESTIMONY – TRUTH OR POLITICS, led by The Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade.
For this first step of the project, the material collected until the month of October 2017 will merge into the audio/video installation -Past is Present-, realized by So Close So Far.
Sound installation with artworks of the other selected projects, within the international project TESTIMONY – TRUTH OR POLITICS will be presented in autumn 2017 in a traveling exhibition in 4 countries —Italy, Belgrade, Austria and Bosnia Herzegovina.
TESTIMONY – TRUTH OR POLITICS is a project led by The Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade, in cooperation with The Ignorant Schoolmaster and his Committees, Belgrade; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Boem, Vienna, Austria; Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT Transeuropa), Rovereto, Italy; Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo; Centre for Cultural and Social Repair, Banja Luka; The Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg, Germany