Milica Rakic - Red star2:49, 2009, Experimental
In the work of Milica Rakic the emphasis put on creating a subjective gender self-representation is moved to a broader socio-political context. By using visual and audio archive to evoke collective memory of the ideologically coloured past, the artist questions the genesis of constituting social and gender identities and their interrelations. By bringing together a fictive informal conversation between a man and a woman and images of the political past, she puts an emphasis on a deep and unconscious connection between the usual everyday understanding/playing gender roles and the influence of socio-political and ideological systems of power.
The dialogue from the Milica Rakic’s video contains a certain conflict present between gender positions within the framework of linguistic discourse.