Like many parts of Europe, Croatia has experienced various powers ruling its land. For centuries coastal parts were under the rule of the Venice that left countless marks in the local architecture.
However, coastal parts of Croatia are unique in Europe because for almost a thousand years a distinct type of aplphabet, called Glagoljica, was used in writing, mainly in religious centres.
One of the most distinct features of the Venetian legacy is the theme of double windows in churches. I counted that there are approximately 250 such churches.
In this work one can observe the documentation of 80 churches and the names of their location written in Croatian alphabet.
More than two hundred thousand Italians who settled in Croatia during the Venetian reign had to leave Croatia after the Second World War when Tito came to rule. The coin was flipped to the other side.
In this work by flipping the door one can observe the paradoxes of the history – the ones who were behind, are in front and vice versa. And the wheel keeps turning.
But one thing is certain – almost a thousand year long history of double-window churches and Glagoljica has gone extinct.