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Danica Dakić

*1962 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, lives in Sarajevo and Düsseldorf, Germany.

Isola Bella

The power of art, as a force for good, shines out in the video 'Isola Bella'. Both, actors and audience, are from a care home in Pazarić, a small town near Sarajevo. The home was founded in 1947 for disabled, autistic and orphaned children. Only in recent years, and thanks to international donations, has it been transformed from an institution whose sole aim was to keep its residents off the streets into a place that values quality of life. Many of the inhabitants have spent decades of their lives there in the most abject conditions. To make the film, Danica Dakić worked with the inhabitants, giving them the chance to act in a play and, donning masks and costumes, to reveal a part of their inner souls.

Isola Bella
2007–2008
1 Channel video projection HD 16:9, colour, sound, 19'08"
Edition 4/5 + 2 AP
Short viewing scene
 © Danica Dakic, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn
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