PERMANENT SPRING / Večiti izvor 2-channel video installation (in post-production) 18 minutes / serbo-croatian / english subtitles
In the face of youth uprisings that marked 1968 around the world, Yugoslavia’s political leadership seemed to have found a unique solution. President Tito was feted as being the only world leader to have come out on the side of the students. Confronting footage from newsreels and television broadcasts with material obtained from state security, the film offers a glimpse into how the mediated narrative made it possible to subvert the protests, and follows its folding into the dominant political structure in the year that followed.
By combining a forensic approach to cinematic sources, that emphasizes context and facticity, with an essayistic rapprochement of revolutionary generations across time, a Permanent spring traces the historical cycles of liberation and ossification of revolutionary thought.