Sambolec, Duba
No. 335
"Collectors #3"
Artist: Sambolec, Duba
Title: Collectors #3
Subtitle: *Settings*
Duration: 00:30:55
Year: 2002
Genre: Art video / Performance
Production: Duba Sambolec

 
SYNOPSIS
Video deals with the dynamics in a personal service sector through a series of scenes displaying body care in a satirical manner. Scenes are set in doubles. The woman offering the service is preparing the cosmetic specimens and in the next scene she uses them to treat her client. Scenes of preparations are accompanied with whistling dictating an optimistic working atmosphere.
Video Collectors #3 is a reflection of the author about a personal profile, some sort of auto portrait placing the viewer into Other's experience. At the same time it opens the space for a critical reflection of situations we find ourselves in and prejudices we nourish toward those situations. She questions about man's fight for existence and gaining freedom to decide about life and death.

In a series of works Collectors the author deals with an individual trapped in a subordinate position and with personal memories and the problematic task of articulating them. She focuses on a post traumatic recovery after the World War II and the Balkan wars in the 90's. The author tries to illustrate the situations of the weaker confronting the influential, who execute abuse in everyday life and on the level of national politics. These kind of articulations are perceived as necessary by the author. In history as in the present time exist patterns of political discourse presenting the supremacy of brutal force.
In the Collectors series we witness traumatic occurrences and historical events, which make us feel outraged and powerless. It is the life behind the iron curtain in which we get to know the poetics of human kind and wisdom of everyday life. The author wishes to take the viewer into the experience of the Other.


 
SERIES
 
OTHER WORKS
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Duba Sambolec - Airport Revisited (00:01:19)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2004
Video deals with conjugation of a sentence "I am the center" in a form of animated red text circling over the screen. The animation warns us that repeating paroles are a productive tool for political indoctrination, profit marketing and the seem...
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Duba Sambolec - Collectors #4 (00:12:01)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2003
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Duba Sambolec - Tour de Place (00:12:06)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2001
Video is a performance carried out by one of the artists in front of and the other behind the camera. Pernilla Edholm guides Duba Sambolec and consequentially the viewer around an empty space and together they explore it in an ironic manner. Edholm establ...
Duba Sambolec - Collectors #2Duba Sambolec - Collectors #2Duba Sambolec - Collectors #2
Duba Sambolec - Collectors #2 (00:15:15)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2001
Video work is a research in the field of personal memories, their collected fragments, of the articulation of holes in the memory and missing evidence. The whispering of the author follows the whole line of recordings in a nondramatic, mystical and calm...
Duba Sambolec - Listening to the Globe-BeatDuba Sambolec - Listening to the Globe-BeatDuba Sambolec - Listening to the Globe-Beat
Duba Sambolec - Listening to the Globe-Beat (00:36:25)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2000
Video performance documents the procedure of planting. Static camera records a scene in the middle of the space, where there is a pile of dirt with eight flower pots and postcards laying around. The author starts to fill in the pots with dirt, then she ta...
Duba Sambolec - Airport 1Duba Sambolec - Airport 1Duba Sambolec - Airport 1
Duba Sambolec - Airport 1 (00:29:34)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2000
Two-channel video perfomance consists of two videos, Airport 1 and Airport 1, which are screened side by side. Video performance captures a modestly furnished space inside which performers move. Shots are static and unedited. One after another or polypho...
Duba Sambolec - Lights & PipesDuba Sambolec - Lights & PipesDuba Sambolec - Lights & Pipes
Duba Sambolec - Lights & Pipes (00:05:22)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2000
The authors put on the camera and film lights and pipes with one of them filming and the other holding her. The situation is entertaining for both of them, as we hear them laughing. The first one dictates hot the other should hold her in order for her to...
Duba Sambolec - Airport 2Duba Sambolec - Airport 2Duba Sambolec - Airport 2
Duba Sambolec - Airport 2 (00:31:44)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2000
Two-channel video perfomance consists of two videos, Airport 1 and Airport 1, which are screened side by side. Video performance captures a modestly furnished space inside which performers move. Shots are static and unedited. One after another or polypho...
Duba Sambolec - I Do RememberDuba Sambolec - I Do RememberDuba Sambolec - I Do Remember
Duba Sambolec - I Do Remember (00:22:11)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2000
Video performance starts with women descending a wooden staircase into a factory space full of metal constructions. Women are wrapped in long colourful clothes. They walk on top of a metal construction. They all carefully choose their steps, some of them...
Duba Sambolec - Shadowless ADuba Sambolec - Shadowless ADuba Sambolec - Shadowless A
Duba Sambolec - Shadowless A (00:21:06)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2000
Two-channel video perfomance consists of two videos, Shadowless A and Shadowless B, which are screened side by side. The left video (Shadowless A) shows the figure in the room, and the right (Shadowless B) focuses on the face. Both videos share the same s...
Duba Sambolec - Shadowless BDuba Sambolec - Shadowless BDuba Sambolec - Shadowless B
Duba Sambolec - Shadowless B (00:21:07)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2000
Two-channel video perfomance consists of two videos, Shadowless A and Shadowless B, which are screened side by side. The left video (Shadowless A) shows the figure in the room, and the right (Shadowless B) focuses on the face. Both videos share the same s...
Duba Sambolec - Code IDuba Sambolec - Code IDuba Sambolec - Code I
Duba Sambolec - Code I (00:04:29)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2000
Video is based on a cliché automatized everyday fraises, which are told to each other by the performers. Unfocused close-up stays unchanged and additionally stresses unclearness and dullness of the conversation. NoHomeVideos© are 14 video per...
Duba Sambolec - Code IIDuba Sambolec - Code IIDuba Sambolec - Code II
Duba Sambolec - Code II (00:01:23)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2000
Video captures the author in a medium close-up, while she repeats the sentence "repeat after me" in calm authoritative voice. The absurd coming from the repeating demand to repeat stresses the fact of how often and repeating this demand is in individual's...
Duba Sambolec - Code IIIDuba Sambolec - Code IIIDuba Sambolec - Code III
Duba Sambolec - Code III (00:00:30)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2000
Video is composed of one long static extreme close-up of the author, while she repeats a completely trivial, common and consequently devalued request. Static and unfocused shot stresses the dullness of the sentence. NoHomeVideos© are 14 video perfor...
Duba Sambolec - Code IVDuba Sambolec - Code IVDuba Sambolec - Code IV
Duba Sambolec - Code IV (00:06:13)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2000
Video is based on a cliché automatized everyday fraises, which are told to each other by the performers. Unfocused close-up stays unchanged and additionally stresses unclearness and dullness of the conversation. NoHomeVideos© are 14 video per...
Duba Sambolec - ConversionDuba Sambolec - ConversionDuba Sambolec - Conversion
Duba Sambolec - Conversion (00:12:20)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 2000
Video performance is set inside an empty space in which the author moves with a blind over her eyes and a gun in her hands. She repeats a sentence "I don't exist" and occasionally shoots her gun. The space goes dark in the middle of the video. Over the vi...
Duba Sambolec - I Don't RememberDuba Sambolec - I Don't RememberDuba Sambolec - I Don't Remember
Duba Sambolec - I Don't Remember (02:00:28)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 1999
In a video performance lasting for 120 minutes the author with blinded eyes and heavy luggage staggers in front of a big projection following a rail. She is guided by a strict, ordering and violet male voice, which wants to make her get out of the screen,...
Duba Sambolec - Questioning, AnsweringDuba Sambolec - Questioning, AnsweringDuba Sambolec - Questioning, Answering
Duba Sambolec - Questioning, Answering (00:58:16)
Production: Duba Sambolec, 1999
In the video we witness an interrogation of a woman with a blind over her eyes. Strict and somewhat violet interrogation is executed by the second female character. Eventually it becomes clear, that shots of both people were merged in postproduction. The...
 
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