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SR: Ponekad nije dovoljno samo da nešto pogledamo iz drugog ugla da bismo došli do kreativnog rešenja; potrebno je da izvrnemo stvari naopačke, da potpuno preokrenemo perspektivu. Uvek se setim kako bi moj tata, slikajući nečiji portret, i u trenutku kad je skoro završio i kad su mu oči sigurno već zasićene i umorne, okrenuo sliku naopačke i tako je posmatrao neko vreme. Tada bi jasno, novim, čistim pogledom video sve finese i detalje koje treba da doradi. I onda bi opet obrtao sliku, a ona bi neverovatnom brzinom, pod sigurnim i preciznim pokretima njegove ruke oživljavala. No, nije tajna samo u okretanju, treba znati kada i šta okrenuti, zar ne?

Ja sam ovog puta uradila sličnu stvar. Ako me pratite na instagramu, znate da je ova haljina napravljena od prsluka, koji sam kupila još pre nekoliko godina, ali sam ga samo jednom obukla. Nije mi se dopalo kako mi stoji, jer mu kraj pada do kukova, a meni bi se više svidelo da se završava na struku. I pošto samog njega nisam mogla da prepravim, a kako mi je bilo žao da tako lepa stvar stoji neiskorišćena, našla sam rešenje. Okrenula sam ga naopačke i ručno prišila na ovo pesijavajuće, svilenkasto platno. Tako sam dobila divan otvor na leđima, a rad prsluka se mnogo lepše ističe okrenut napred, na braon podlozi.

Fotografije su napravljene ispred jedne jako stare kuće u Banatu, koja je nekad bila kuća železničke stanice, a sad na njenom gornjem spratu živi jedna porodica, a donji deo je prazan. Oduvek su mi bile lepe stare, polurazrušene i napuštene kuće. Nešto tako tužno uvek provejava iz njihovih memljivih prostorija polupanih okana, od škripe vrata bez brava i iz zidova koji, ljušteći se, pokazuju svoj dug vek oličen u različitim bojama slojeva fasade, kao godovi na stablu drveta. Nešto tako tužno, a tako lepo, misteriozno i vredno poštovanja.

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EN: Sometimes it is not just enough to look at something from a different angle in order to reach creative solution, it is necessary to put things upside down, to completely reverse the perspective. I always remember how my father, when painting a portrait of someone, in the moments when it is nearly finished and when his eyes certainly got tired, would turn the picture upside down and observe it lake that for a while. Then with new, clean view he would see all the things and details that need to be painted or corrected. And then he’d rotate the picture again, and it would become alive with incredible speed under the safe and precise moves of his hand. But it’s not the secret only in turning things upside down, but knowing what and when to turn, right?

Having that in mind, I did a similar thing this time. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that this dress is made of a vest that I bought several years ago, but I only wore once. I did not like how it suited me, because its ends on a hip line, and I would like it better if it ends at the waist. And since I couldn’t change it, and as I wasn’t happy that such a nice thing is unused, I found a solution. I turned it from back to front and and hand-sewn it to this lovely, silky fabric. So I got a gorgeous opening in the back, and the work of the vest is much more highlighted when facing forward, on a brown background.

The photographs were taken in front of a very old house in Banat, which was once the house of the railway station, and now on its top floor lives one family, and the bottom is empty. I have always found old, half demolished and abandoned houses so beautiful. Something so sad is always coming from their damp rooms with broken window glass, from the creaking doors without locks and the peeling walls, which different colors of facade layers indicates their long life, like the rings on a tree trunk. Something so sad that is so amazingly beautiful and mysterious and admirable.

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