Walk of the Three Chairs
Our ongoing Love Video series is a chance to catch up on some interesting video works from the past decade or so – or to get to love video for the first time.
Breda Beban The artist floats on a raft between two banks of the Danube in Belgrade, believed by some to be where the Balkans end and Europe begins. One bank reveals an industrial landscape, the other trees and wooden houses. The piece’s title comes from a traditional Balkan pagan ritual once performed by her grandfather after winning at gambling. Precarious yet celebratory, the act expresses ‘a complex kind of joy informed by sadness’, encapsulated in the love song Beban attempts: ‘Who Doesn’t Know How to Suffer Doesn’t Know How to Love’.