Tokyo – Asakusa. Where sacred meets profane

Asakusa, is situated at north-east side of Sumida river; also called by shitamachi which means “downtown”, in opposition to yamanote so the east part of Tokyo, or “low city,” because of its position to Sumida river. During Edo period (1600-1867) a former red light district (Yoshiwara) was created here in order to limit the practice…

Mysterious Virpazar. Montenegro. Lake Skadar.

In such a small village like Virpazar, which population in 2011 was around 300 inhabitants in total, you are not expecting to see such a variety of different professions and talents. However this lovely town can be proud of its local artists and artisans. One of them is Ljilja who is producing by herself very…

Budva Riviera …”I have shored against my ruins”

“I have shored against my ruins”, wrote T.S. Eliot in “The Waste Land”, suggesting that the only way to salvation from the chaos of modernity (and I would add, from any other kind of chaos, such as chaos of information, that we experience everyday), is through necessary confrontation with the labirynth of fragments and ruins…

Tour : Ostrog–Pluzine

Monaster Ostrog was found by Vasilij Jovanovic (1610–71), known also as Sv. Vasilij Ostroški. Jovanović was planning to live the eremitic life on the saint mountain of Atos, but local inhabitants asked him to stay with them. He eventually decided to find himself a place in the rocks, where he started to build the monastery…

Travelling as a mental exercise

Chronography project, dynamic maps, 2017 How people understand the world in terms of physical displacement, like a journey? If we travel very fast, the space appears in a very reduced way, because of our speed of movement. But how to understand this paradox in a real life, while every journey allows us to mentally open to…

Ideas about re-cycled art (part1)

When in 1917, French conceptual artist, Marcel Duchamp, has presented for the first time his “ready-made” work of art, nobody thought that the idea of reusing or converting the already made products, would become the main subject of environmental discussion. When you type in google search: “how to recycle”, you get a million of web…

Place in the sun

Place in the sun #1 Recycling the memories, work in progress thinking about different ways of  re-cycling the memories from distant places on the imaginary maps Creating individual map of visited places can become a mental exercise. It is a never ending process, re-cycling souvenirs and memories that become parts of our current image of…

Portfolio

Mapping the path or a destiny, mapping & travelling On the picture: China 144 hours transit visa, december 2017 Some countries have very complicated visa policy. When I first read about the China’s policy, I thought that it transforms the country into some kind of imaginary flower, and each petal opens only for a limited…