For the Supermarket art fair, Einat Amir with GRO Gallery will create a series of events
and conversations exploring ideas of empathy generating through art. In a daily
changing environment , Amir will conduct performative interactions and exercises, engaging the visitors in reflective experiments and emotional manipulations.
Photos credit: Einat Amir, Our Best Intentions, 2013, Performance and Video Installation, Still Images from Video, Full HD 1920*1080
project called "The Other", led by Joakim Hansson and Sofia
Runarsdotter, took place in Mostar, Bosnia Hercegovina between may 2015 and
Workshops, seminars, presentations and discussions were arranged in order to
lead up to a collection of images created by the participants, showing how they
see their lives in their hometown of Mostar, a town that not long ago was
ravaged by war. A war that some of the participants in the project were not a
part of as they were born after the diseintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s,
while others experienced it as children growing up.
though a large amount of the participants in the project have no personal
experience of the war they have inherited the war through the memories of their
parents, relatives and other persons older than them. The conflict ended two
decades ago, yet still affects the people of Mostar today. It is unavoidably a
part of the collective and individual stories that the towns selfimage rests
upon and it is a basis for thinking of ones own townspeople as devided into
"us" and "them".