In the project Father and Son I am dealing with some communication problems, particularly those between a father and a son. I've started with my personal case and a try of improving my relationship with my father. The first step was made when I discovered that we didn't have a single joint photo. This was quite strange considering that we lived together for over 20 years and that I had normal photos with all other members of the family. I talked to him about this and proposed to make our first photo as my art project, which he accepted. This was a first step toward our better communication.
Thinking about the reasons that interrupt normal relationship between fathers and sons, I've chosen the one that comes out from some macho or masculine attitude, a rivalry between these two sides: who is stronger, better, who would win. As a symbol of this macho attitude I've picked out arm-wrestling. The fact that my father accepted to arm-wrestle with me for my project is a step further to our better communication.
That is why I decided to share this perfect recipe with other people by organizing an arm-wrestling competition for fathers and sons. With the support of the City of Belgrade I got the approval to close on of the streets in the down-town for the competition. I designed an ad-inviting fathers and sons to participate in the competition. I made 10 arm-wrestling tables. I also created a stamp "Father and Son", all the participants got the stamped Polaroid photo of their match as a gift. There were around 20 couples competing.