Born Amsterdam (NL), 1982
In her work Anna Dasović focuses on how visual traces, objects, documents or stories are used to frame people and their histories. Working through notions like conflict and trauma in contemporary memory culture she is interested in the phenomenology of images rather than their historical reality. Sprung from the idea that images are unable to correctly exhibit their subject but only imply the connection they have to language, Anna looks at the conditions under which images are produced, activated and circulated in different contexts and moments in time. “What is formed through the visual and discursive dimensions of war? How do we understand the frame as itself part of the materiality of war and the efficiency of its violence?”*
By disclosing the underlying mechanisms that are at work when we are looking at the symbolic, political or social representation of people, visual traces become a violent irruption of the past in the present. These traces are than transfigured and questioned in and outside of the work.
Anna works without any fixed medium, rather most of her works finally materialize out of long term research trajectories that emerge as a combination of photographic installations, video montages, text-based works and/or lectures.
*after Judith Butler