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.[3]

[3]Princenthal, Nancy. "Feminism Unbound". Art in America. NY: June/July 2007.

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