landscape 1 landscape 2

Photo: Matija Pavlovec (© Moderna galerija, Ljubljana)

The installation Landscape consists of a video made in a retirement home and audio recordings and photographs taken in elderly people’s private homes. The work focuses on the process of aging as seen from the vantage point of the elderly, exploring the ways an individual experiences old age, and how ageing is perceived in the broader social context. Age seems to be regarded as a problem by society, to be tackled with the aid of the cosmetics industry and a healthy lifestyle. Alternatively, the elderly are seen through the prism of demographic analyses and the economic system which often describes the retired population as a financial burden on the national budget. In her work, the artist tries to find out how such public representations of age affect a person, the place they assume in society after retirement, and the ways they perceive their identity, family ties, and social relations in the final period of their lives.


Many thanks to:

Elderly house Lasko