Aunts – interactive series
The video installation, with interactive screens, will enable spectators to walk through the story in a gallery-like environment.
Aunts is a story that examines the close connection that can be established between a niece and her aunt – an intimate relationship with no taboos and one in which no question remains unanswered. The series of short films built around niece-aunt conversations throughout the former Yugoslavia and beyond compose a new semi-private, semi-public history as seen by women.
It is an intimate and emotional story accessible to the broad public via a transmedia design approach.
The video installation, with interactive screens, will enable spectators to walk through the story in a gallery-like environment. A website will host short ‘webisodes’ and will be the focal point for the entire project. Social media communications will be built on the aunt’s character design. The story will be delivered via web communication and on the media facades of museums in the cities of the former Yugoslavia. We will use short video clips to encourage former Yugoslavs to re-connect. In order to engage with visitors and hear their stories, we will place a phone booth installation in front of the museums. If you dial the aunt’s number, your story will be spread over the media facade.
Aunts is currently in development and is to be produced in collaboration with producer Biljana Tutorov, a director and producer at WAKE UP Film & Video Production, an independent art production house founded in 2010 in Novi Sad, Serbia.
The project was selected for and featured in Cross Video Days 2014 in Paris. Cross Video Days is a professional European event that gathers together producers, creators, broadcasters, operators, technical and advertising industries, dedicated to video and all video media with a mission to foster project circulation on the international stage.