Conversations (2013 – ongoing)
The series Conversations is research based project, culminating as a kind of overview of multi-year research and production. Between the years 2013 and 2017, Kaludjerović interviewed children (6-10 years old) from different socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds with a set of simple but provocative questions.
Each set of interviews took place in the context of artist residencies that the artist held in Russia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Iran, Slovenia and his “home countries” of Austria and Serbia. These interviews were recorded then fused into recordings presented in exhibitions in each context, as sound installations. The interviews have been edited together in this exhibition, bringing all the material together as an overall analysis. Each prop that the artist made for each original context (sandbox, marbles, cubes, etc.) is also re-made and re-presented in this exhibition, presented together in an unsettling playground that stages some sort of invisible performance.
excerpt from the announcement for Conversations on e-flux, written by Séamus Kealy