Fabian Bechtle’s video essay »Jablanica Collection« was filmed on location in Bosnia And Herzegovina in the city of Jablanica. The city rose to prominence through an Oscar-nominated film about its role in the partisan fight against Nazi Germany and its allies in WW II. Using the example of the Bosnian city, Bechtle shows the fictional potential of writing history: both in its continuity and its fragility.
Jablanica Collection (trailer)
Jablanica Collection, HD Video, 16:00 min, 2014; installation view at Musuem of Yugoslav History Belgrade (MYH); 52” Monitor, 2 plinths from MYH’s depot