AboutCibic’s work reconsiders the current state of cultural re-branding of Eastern Europe where the political past is short circuted and substituted by notions of re-invented myths and faux ethnic chic. The focus of Cibic’s engagement is not the packaged Exotic based on geo-political reality of a territory, but the Exotic (non) defined in terms of its spatial and temporal factuality. Her performative work poses a parallel to the existing territorial marking of the traveller (spectator) and creates an architectonical framework which interrupts the normal flow of events and enhances the dialogue with the casual passer-by (a faux tourist). Space hybridisation takes place through site-specific interventions, which through employment of personal poetics take on broader political emancipation.
Jasmia Cibic completed her Masters at Goldsmiths in 2006 and is now living and working & exhibiting between South-East London and Libjana, Slovenia.