Marbles, 2014

(From the series Conversations: Hula Hoops, Elastics, Marbles and Sand)

The seven-channel sound installation Marbles is produced with 30777 glass marbles – the number of boys and girls born the same years and in the same towns as the seven interviewed children. They are 7 to 9 year olds, coming from different ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds, and their statements are creating the sound piece which is a part of the installation. Children are narrating – answering questions about political issues such as social exclusion and inclusion, about foreigners, language, war, money, poverty.

Since the mid-1990s and the beginning of his career in Belgrade, Kaludjerović has been exploring the conjunction between consumerism and childhood, in order to analyze identity formations and the stability of representational forms. Most of his paintings, drawings, objects, videos and installations, use the processes of recycling, copying and re-enacting, thus creating patterns that simulate mechanical reproduction, and criticize homogeneity embedded in popular culture.