Better War

I’m one from the last generation of so called “Tito’s Pioneers” (mandatory youth organization in former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) whose coming to adulthood coincided with a major shift of the socio-political mainstream, from the maintained mirage of socialist utopia to a Hobbesian post-communist post-apocalyptic horror.
This body of work corresponds to reality perceived through well-rehearsed political slogans as a means of mobilization and political canonization. The matter is chosen for its relation to everlasting subliminal and socially reinforced superstition that is providing the foundation for the widespread acceptance of socio-political formulas of dubious validity, with the intent to point to socio-psychological effects and the function of that socially reinforced superstition. I’m trying to reflect on this cynicism as a self-obstructing mechanism of a society unwilling to re-evaluate its own experience, to learn from it, and to apply rigorously this overpaid yet underpriced knowledge.
Re-emergence of the slogans coming from the old communist experience, poorly understood in its historical complexity, perceived as a “fresh” political movement, with the background of the recent but well established ethno-nationalistic grandeur and its corrosive mythology, here are questioned through Dadaistic interventions and calls for new interpretations.