My work is concerned with Marianne Hirsch's theory of Post Memory; the relationship the generation after bears to the collective cultural trauma of those who came before. Being of Macedonian descent, I use film as a means to delve into an exploration of the self and my personal 'Post Memory' of the turmoil and separation of Yugoslavia in 1992.
The abandoned house holds within it objects from the former collective state; a balkan rug, clay pots from Macedonia and a broken framed map of Yugoslavia. The fire which gradually immolates the house is a metaphor for the war which smouldered the now lost country.
Filming, editing and sound written and composed by Emma Zukovic.