- Thu 10 Oct - 21:15
After the war, Bosnia-Herzegovina searched for an identity of its own. With an eye for beauty and absurdity, The Stone Speakers shows the unique new tourist industry of the country, which is struggling to make the transition from communism to capitalism. The oddest forms of folklore and religion are being deployed to attract visitors. A talking Virgin Mary, for example, and mysterious pyramids supposedly older than those in Egypt. A film about the absurdist circus in a country struggling with its identity and desperately trying to forget the recent civil war.
With an introduction by Saša Radenovic
Saša Radenovic (1970) founded the Amsterdam based Architectuurstudio Radenovic in 2012. After graduating as an architect at the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, he worked on various architectural projects, ranging from the scale of an urban plan, residential buildings, private houses to interiors. His architectuurstudio now mostly researches projects that both serve architectural and public spaces in cities. The studio investigates in new ways to organize ideas and integrates both the programmatic and functional requirements of spatial environments. The context, the history and the people inhabiting the space play a central role in the projects. Saša Radenovic is also a lecturer at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam and the coordinator of Archiprix Balkan as a part of Archiprix International.