Magic in the Air (Еurоvisiоn, Теlеvisiоn, Еurоpе), 2010, vidео, DVD, 8’30”
Prоduction: Dubrаvkа Sеkulić and Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
Аnimаtion: Меtаklinikа, Bеlgrаde
Video work Magic in the Air tells the story of the development of Europe after the Second World War through two unexpected topics, the Eurovision Song Contest and standardization of television, calling into question their status as “neutral” phenomenon. Visually, the design elements and the style of animation are changed according to the time period to be mentioned.
Dubrаvkа Sеkulić (Niš, 1980) is an architect-researcher. She deals with themes of transformation of public space in contemporary cities, public goods and spatial justice, as well as the physical consequences of neoliberal planning. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, where he worked as an assistant in the classroom. She was a scholarship student of the Academy of Solitude in Stuttgart, within the Eastern European exchanges, as well as a researcher in the department of design Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. PhD student at the Department of History and Theory of Architecture Technical College (ETH) in Zurich. She is the author of the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade in 2012, under the title “Three points of support: Zoran Bojovic,” and the book (2013). In 2012, she published two books, both published by the Jan van Eyck Academy, “Glotzt Nicht so Romantisch! On extralegal Space in Belgrade” and “Surfing the Black” on the Yugoslav film noir. She is currently working on a book with the working title “Planning for the Unexpected – Sourcebook for Urban Struggle”, which is based on the experiences of regional initiatives for the right to the city, and for which she won a scholarship to the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Exhibited at numerous international exhibitions in Serbia and abroad, including the 53rd October Salon. She regularly teaches on her work throughout Europe.