Montag, 2. Mai 2011
TV ident month: Aleksandra Domanović's Yugoslavian news idents project
In her project 19:30, Yugoslavian born artist Aleksandra Domanović explores the history of the TV news of the geographic region of ex-Yugoslavia. It includes an anthology of ident music, remixes, a video and a series of parties.
Aleksandra Domanović, who grew up in Slovenia, draws on her experience of wartime Yugoslavia when everyone throughout the entire country would gather at 19.30 in front of the TV to watch the main news and check out the latest developments. The music that once announced the news today triggers memories of that period. Following the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the former regional channels became the national channels of the new nation states. Their signature tunes often contain martial or nationalist elements.
In the aftermath of war, techno parties offered people a chance to dance and leave nationalism behind them. In remixes, parties and a video, Domanović mixes and explores these connotations of TV news and post-war Techno culture.
Here are some of my favorites from her collection:
1980's Zrcalo Tedna (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
undated Intro (Serbia)
1975 or 1978 (Macedonia)
And my own remix of Macedonia's clock music from 1982:
Pre-news lullaby for the children of Skopje (modernist part) by And Me