Željka Blakšić

Knowledge, 2014, Laser-cut Leather, 18 x 24 inches

My inspiration often stems from the sub-culture of the 1990s-era in Croatia, when punk, anarcho and eco movements were having a renewal. Resistance manifested itself through the cooperation and gathering of different alternative social groups. This experimental environment became a university of rebellion–a key force, giving voice to new expressions of democracy, justice, common values and free speech. 

My artistic career began in early adolescence in the field of music. The current work reflects long-term collaborations with musicians, choirs and ensembles often placed in non-traditional architectural spaces. I explore possibilities and peripheral areas of different media from a feminist perspective by merging the visual and audio. I work across multiple disciplines but the constants in my practice are 16mm film, video, performance and public art.

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