b. 1969 in Nova Gorica, Slovenia; lives and works in Los Angeles, USA, Riga, Latvia, and Ljubljana, Slovenia
The work is a development of Peljhan’s larger installation, Territory 1995. Presented at the Istanbul Biennial in 2009, the piece is based on a long-term research project about the technological and legal circumstances of the Srebrenica massacre, the biggest war crime in Europe since World War II, committed by Bosnian Serb forces and paramilitary units from Serbia, and carried out in the presence of UN peacekeepers from Holland. The work consists of twelve plates that analyze the communications, command and control networks of the attacking army and displays the actual intercepts. The second part of the work consists of tactical intercept documents and notebooks created by the Bosnian army, as well as audio recordings and reconstructions of the communications links and expert evidence reports that are part of the cases of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia against the perpetrators of the genocide.
Territory 1995 Evidence, 2006–2010
Documents, sound reconstruction,
Courtesy of the artist
Installation View at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke