DARIJA S. RADAKOVIC
CAAF Residency st[art]@Art Central, July – September 2011
Darija was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1975. She graduated at the College of Fine and Applied Arts and received her academic degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. She is a member of ULUPUDS (The Applied Artists and Designers Association of Serbia) and an independent artist. She immigrated to Canada in June 2010.
- The Psychology of Pigs – Shock Gallery, Art Clinic, Novi Sad, 2010
- The Asses – Small Gallery of ULUPUDS, Belgrade, 2010
- Testimony – Small Gallery of ULUPUDS, Belgrade, 2008
- The First 100 Days – Shock Gallery, Art Clinic, Novi Sad, 2007
No Exit, an interactive installation by Darija S. Radakovic, is facing a visitor with something seemingly ordinary. In front of him is a square space bound by doors which can be entered from any side. The space is actually a cube with built-in niches that looks the same from any direction. All you need to do is to enter any of these four niches and open the first door in front of you.
Once inside, the visitor, which is now a participant and the subject of an experiment, has only two options: to go back the same way he entered, or to go further investigating this claustrophobic space; deeper in a trap.
The walls are placed perpendiculary so while he’s openning the next door one exit closes and he feels more and more imprisoned in this miniature labyrinth. Wherever he goes, he’s in front of another door – behind those there is another door – finally he’s trapped just like a bug in a match-box.