Thursday, 10 May 2012

An artistic triumph



If you read our previous post you will know already that last Thursday was no ordinary day. While some of that was for reasons way beyond our control this video captures the part of the extraordinary that we planned. It's not exactly the video we thought we would make because many of the young people and the other adult organisers who had worked on preparing the project were not able to make the delayed start to deploying the art drop around Jajce. What you see is the work of more people than you see in the video. What you see is also only one part of what the project presented; this should soon be followed by a video highlighting the music and dance performances that happened during the afternoon.

Part of the aim of Project Avant-Garde was to create art that the general public could take home and keep. Most of the art you see in this video will now be found in houses or apartments in and around Jajce. Some of it relocated to shops and cafe bars around the main street. Sadly a few pieces were lost to the torrential rain that punctuated the afternoon, but even this could not dampen the enthusiasm of those worked so hard to make their community a better place. It was no ordinary day: the day was a successful exercise in the art of overcoming; a triumph of hope and creativity over adversity.

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