Etui, 2005
Single channel, projection, 20:50 min., color, sound
Ed. of 5 (+ 2 AP)

"Etui" shows the collaboration of the artist with the workers of Visoko, a city 20 km in the Northwest of Sarajevo, where the leather manufacture was one of the leading industries.Through the war the traditional industry culture was stopped. Most parts of the fabrics were closed and replaced by new foreign fabrics, it seemed that the whole land were sold out.

Maja Bajevic entrusted unemployed factory-workers with the seewing of a “dress” for a typically Bosnian uninhabited house in the Old Town of Sarajevo. With this symbolic act of dressing a house with a strong and robust material the artist demonstrates the loss of feeling at home and the loss of tradition.

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