2003, art project on TV space (mockucumentary video), 15min
co-author Sasho Talevski a.k.a. HA (Chronic Arrogance)
Mockucumentary video that was screened in prime time on the national TV Channel A1 as a true documentary. The video made in a manner of the Macedonian mediocre TV documentaries, is showing OPA and their alleged great success on the Parisian art scene while exhibiting in Palais de Tokyo, Pompidou, etc. The prestige of exhibiting in Paris is exaggerated beyond a joke and OPA’s international escapades are depicted with sarcasm, unnoticeable to the unsuspecting viewers who watched the documentary with admiration and awe when it was screened on the national television.
In the documentary, the original video works from the authentic galleries and the real posters of public billboards, by editing and postproduction are replaced with OPA posters and OPA video works.
In this work OPA symbolizes and draw attention to the social and cultural relations within Macedonia and the attitude of one small country towards the information concerning the cultural metropolises. The video work relates the common practice of the Macedonian media of nonobjective and often false presentation and recognition of the matters including cultural events, often using strange criteria, unconfirmed informations or intentional manipulation.
Screenplay and editing: Slobodanka Stevceska & Denis Saraginovski
Text: Sasho Talevski
Camera and postproduction: Denis Saraginovski
Narration: Elena Stojcevska (French)
Voice over: Yane Calovski (English) and Aneta Veterova Soskic (Macedonian)
Thanks to: Elena Stojcevska, Hristijan Sanev and A1 TV station
Press announcement: 29.08.2003 (Macedonian / English)