Friday, May 1, 2009
2-I Am Milica Tomic
Image: Video still from Charim Galerie
The connection between nationalism and political violence is made by the Serbian artist Milica Tomic. In her video I Am Milica Tomic (1988-89), she stands calmly in front of the viewer in a white shift, introduces herself by name in different languages and then claims the corresponding nationality (“I am Milica Tomic. I am English.”, “Ich bin Milica Tomic. Ich bin Deutsch” etc.). With each statement, a new wound or bloody welt appears in her flesh.
Princenthal, Nancy. "Feminism Unbound". Art in America. NY: June/July 2007.