Danica Dakić

Birth placeSarajevo Birth date1962

Her scope of work extends from video and film to photography and installation. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally, including documenta 12, Kassel (2007), Istanbul Biennial (2003), and (2009), Biennale of Sydney (2010), and the Biennale in São Paulo (2014).

The project CÉU (Heaven), with video and photographic works, was commissioned for São Paulo Biennial (2014), alternates sequences of a group of children in old-fashioned uniforms, an elderly nun and Yasmin, a little girl running around the building, playing the piano and playing hopscotch. Different participants in different settings and times seem to exist paralelly, independent of each other, connected only by a musical theme Yasmin improvises on old school pianos. The scenes come together to tell an enigmatic tale by following migration of cultural patterns, values, and, believes.

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