After, After

Artist: Jasmila Zbanic
video | 16 | 1997

The video works of Jasmila Žbanič are strongly marked by the experience of the war in Bosnia which, even after its end, still affects the society and the individual fates of people. After, After is a video about a young girl named Belma Katica, a first-grader who survived two and a half years in the occupied territory of eastern Bosnia. Traumatized and speechless, the girls comes to Sarajevo, where she tries to adapt among her peers, who are also traumatized by war. "What are you afraid of?" is the question the artist poses to the children, warning that precisely because of their answers, the war lives on in their psyches.


Manifesta 3 - Borderline Syndrome. Energies of Defence | 2000.06.23 - 2000.09.24 | Cankarjev Dom(Ljubljana, Slovenia) | International Centre of Graphic Arts(Ljubljana, Slovenia) | Museum of Modern Art(Ljubljana, Slovenia) | National Museum of Slovenia(Ljubljana, Slovenia) | RTV Slovenia