Blood is (not) thicker than Water is an art work in progress inspired and dedicated to my Grandmother Martha Masha (Cvjeticanin) Popovich.
My work is consisting of text, video and photographs, in attempt to piece together the complex and surprising connections between migrant worlds of our past and our nowadays. Based on a true story of my ancestors who moved to the USA in 1905, I would love to contribute, support and share through this artistic initiative and reviled little part of invisible family histories of migrants and nostalgia as a motion in hands of foreign policies strategies.
The work itself is a part of a wide world platform Immigrant Movement International initiated by artist Tania Bruguera.
I’M MIGRANT TO DO LIST
1_TRANSLATE IM MANIFESTO INTO CROATIAN
2_READ THE MANIFESTO ON CROATIAN RADIO SHOW DEDICATED TO THE CROATIAN MIGRANTS AROUND THE WORLD
3_TELL THE STORY OF THE PHOTO
4_ART WORKOUT_EMOTIONAL SOUVENIRS
5_VISIT THE VILLAGE WHERE THE MIGRANT MOVEMENT STARTED & TAKE A FIST OF SOIL, TAKE A PHOTO;
6_TALK TO PSYHOLOGYST AND OTHER SPECIALISTS ABOUT MIGRANT NOSTALGIA AND MANIPULATION WITH THAT HUMAN FEELING, PUBLISH A TEXT;
7_TRAVEL TO SAN FRANCISCO FOR THE FIRST TIME AND FIND GRAVEYARDS OF ANCESORS. EXCHANGE THE SOIL. TAKE A PHOTO.
8_SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD