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  • Silence Implies Consent
    by borissribar on March 31, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    Silence Implies Consent is a concept of social interaction, which meansthat people are disposed to undertake the absence of an answer about the actionas a result of silent/tacit approvement of the same action.

    As an example: If no one complainsabout the garbage left in the front of yard, that means that no one is reallybothered. In fact, perhaps they are, but everyone is silent. Though, youcan never be sure If that silence means approval.

    Qui tacetconsentire non videtur – He who is silent is taken to agree. If someone doesn’tanswer/react, it cannot be interpreted as giving the approval or acceptance.This model is later expound as “Silence is sign of approval”, which is nottrue. If someone wants something, accepts, asserts something, he should say so,without any doubts about it, because his silence can be considered as anacceptance. All democratic legal systems (should be) are back to the origine,Roman laws.

    Withthe performance of lip sewing I have expressed the attitude towards actionwhich was made by the prisoners of Central prison in Belgrade, and which had happenedcouple of times in the past few years, and also lately, in Kyrgyzstan, whereabout 400 prisoners have done the similar thing. The main reasons of this radicalacting were existential, bad habitat conditions, food, accommodation, hygiene,the politics of institution… The interesting is the analogy you can makebetween the prisoners and artists, who depend, as margine groups, of thegovernment apparatus. The absence of art institutions and culturalinfrastructure emplace not only artists, but the society as whole, in the prisoner’s position.


    Silence implies consent / Tišina podrazumeva saglasnost je koncept socijalne interakcije, koja kaže da su ljudi skloni da preuzmu nedostatak odgovora na akciju kao prećutno odobravanje te akcije.

    Primer navedenog procesa: Ako se niko ne žali na smeće koje sam stavio ispred dvorišta, onda mora biti da nikome ne smeta. Ustvari, svakome možda smeta, samo što svi ćute. Ne možete biti sigurni da njihovo ćutanje znači da pristaju.

    Qui tacet consentire non videtur -- Ko ćuti ne saglašava se. Ukoliko neko ne daje odgovor to se ne može tumačiti kao davanje pristanka ili odobravanje. Ovaj institut je kasnije drugačije tumačen kao "Ćutanje je znak odobravanja" a to je nepravilno. Ako neko nešto želi, prihvata, podržava, treba to nedvosmisleno da izjavi, a ne da se njegovo ćutanje smatra kao saglasnost. Svi demokratski pravni sistemi su se vratili izvornom, tj. Rimskom tumačenju.

    Performansom ušivanja usta izražen je stav koji direktno referiše na akciju koju su izveli zatvorenici Centralnog zatvora u Beogradu, nekoliko puta tokom poslednjih godina, a u skorije vreme u Kirgistanu oko 400 zatvorenika je izvelo sličnu akciju. Razlozi ovako radikalnog protesta su egzistencijalni, loši uslovi življenja, hrane, smeštaja, higijene, politike institucija... Zanimljiva je ta analogija gde su umetnici kao i zatvorenici marginalna grupa koja zavisi od državnog aparata. Odsustvo umetničkih institucija i kulturne infrastrukture stavlja u poziciju zatvorenika ne samo umetnika nego i celo društvo


  • The making of Male Artist
    by borissribar on February 20, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    Video shows the artists falling into unconsciousness through the process of making work Male Artist.

  • What is my citizenship?
    by borissribar on February 20, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    What is my citizenship What Is My Citizenship is exhibited at Steirischer Herbst, in Graz, Austria. It is about prejudices and stereotypes based on one's citizenship. I photographed more than 200 people, all of them my acquaintances and all citizens of Serbia. Each person gave a statement, something they wanted written below the portrait: personal, but without revealing where they were coming from. The portraits were presented through different media: as a slide show on facades of 2 Graz buildings, as stickers and a giant print (7x8m). From the exhibition' official review: "What is your citizenship? Looks at the tensions between a city and the different people who inhabit it. More than two hundred people from the artist's environment - look down on us from the facades of Graz. Sribar asked all of these people about their lives. However, all of the interviewees were only asked for one sentence that seems particularly important to them. The people where more prepared to disclose information from their private sphere than to talk about world events. As a result, we learn about their wishes, dreams, feelings or what is currently on their minds." find more about this project at:

  • I Have It All
    by borissribar on February 20, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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  • Men don't cry
    by borissribar on November 30, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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  • I love you so much, I would kill for you...
    by borissribar on March 18, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    Video presents the artist reading the Bible aggressively, screaming and shouting, unlike the usual calm way. It is a comment on individuals and groups who abuse love towards something (in this case towards god) as an excuse for violence against their opponents.

  • 46 sek.
    by borissribar on February 17, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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  • The Cycle
    by borissribar on February 17, 2009 at 10:19 AM
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    Repeating Jesus or The Life of Boris

    "Why would anyone repeat the sacrifice of Jesus nowadays? It seems to me that this is quite unnecessary. On one hand, isn't this a superstition from the Middle Ages, ticked of by centuries of European anti-Semitism and religious proscription? On the other hand, if you accept the Bible as a collection of facts, and not just an entertaining story, then there is definitely no need for repetition. Once is quite enough. Hasn't Jesus already lived, suffered and died for our sins, thus freeing us from this obligation? Nevertheless, this is exactly what Boris Sribar is doing in his video The Cycle. Producing everyday situations that resemble accepted conceptions about the life of Jesus. He records his usual daily activities - such as a diner incidentally with 12 of his friends, taking a bath or going for a walk. However, the closer we get to the moment in which these actions start looking like biblical scenes, the image drops to slow-motion and ends in a freeze-frame. This work questions the new Orthodox-Christian paradigm among intellectuals and artist of the younger generation as the mild right-wing ideology that is latently forming the political scene in Serbia today. There is also some ironic self-mythologisation, which characterises the artist's previous work. His "normal" everyday look (hair and beard) looks like a crossover between Jesus and a samurai.

    So, he's not the Messiah. He's just a very naughty boy!?

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