Haso, a synthesis of the global hero ......... 2007, video installation & 3 drawings

 

Haso – main projection, 14:00
Intro (a) / Jun 28, 1914 – text synchronous to Haso projected under the table, 14:00
Intro (b) / making of Haso – monitor video, 5:00
3 small drawings: Franz's Automobile & 2 x Spot the Difference

 

In the video the man is reading form the book: “The moment that Haso entered my room I perceived from his face and manner of walking that he was in the coldly-correct frame of mind which was his when he felt dissatisfied with himself ...” The reading performance of the man is vulnerable - he appears to be a macho type from a peripheral country.

The reading performance of the man is vulnerable - he appears to be a macho type from a peripheral country. The nickname Haso is commonly used in the Bosnian jokes. In the video installation Haso is positioned between the fragments of ‘Russian classic literature' and ‘Austrian classic music'. Four transnational jokes add up to the uneasiness of Haso's anti-hero story.