Silver City Shades
Dual screen video projection and wall text
Projection on the media facade of the MSU Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
The work takes as its starting-point Zaprude, a 1960s modernist apartment complex in Zagreb originally named ‘Silver City,’ because of the aluminum, glass, and concrete materials out of which it was constructed. The colors of the facades were carefully designed by the artist Vinko Uhlik in collaboration with the architects. When the complex was built, it was planned to renovate the facades some fifty years later. But due to the break-up of Yugoslavia and the subsequent transition period, this never happened. The state-owned complex was privatized, and now each proprietor is responsible for their own section of the facade. The work is a visual montage reflecting on how changing political situations affect material life. The video component is a transforming geometrical composition based on photographs of Zaprude facades.