Lina Kovačević

Set for a romantic online dinner
2011.

Inspired by Brechtian theatre and weddings via Skype, the items and accompanying performance are designed for couples in long-distance relationships. In a new bunker context, the artwork turns the focus from common survival tools to the aspect of beauty, loneliness, and the skills of seducing oneself, romance with one’s own being, and finding inner strength. In polished hyper-attractive objects, the moment of fetish also occurs.

Created almost a decade before the global pandemic we are now experiencing, the objects work perfectly in the current reality, introducing the key moment of any pre-apocalyptic scenario ‒ prophecy, omen, revelation.