The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, 2011

Video, 4’, loop

The work deals with mass choreography, which was a specific segment of the Youth Day celebration. In psychology, the gestalt effect is a phenomenon that makes us visually recognize figures and whole forms, instead of a bunch of individual elements. In mass choreography, that element is an individual. In mass choreography an individual is stripped of uniqueness being a part of something bigger. At the same time, this may be perceived as one of important features of communism.

With a modern aesthetic approach, through computer animation, the work abstracts characteristics (rhythm, dynamics, mass, volatile geometry, boundaries of an individual element) and builds new compositions inspired by mass choreography.

Radoš Vujaklija (1986, Belgrade)