• Georgia Sagri, SALOON: There Is No Country In Our Hearts, 2014
  • Georgia Sagri, SALOON: There Is No Country In Our Hearts, 2014
  • Georgia Sagri, SALOON: There Is No Country In Our Hearts, 2014

“There is no country in our hearts" I told her and she looked at me with surprise. I couldn't suggest a drink after that look of hers. With that gaze of hers, its discomfort that made me think of my knees and how I need to open my bag without reason, just checking things in my bag I walked and walked for hours. I started recording my voice saying how I hate being asked from which country I am, those shitty borders, nationalities, national expectations for what, for whom exactly are those expectations for, for which reason to talk my mother tongue like there is something that belongs to me when I speak it? I want my steps to be steps of pleasure for the things I do that I don't need to name, - I recorded that - the smells, sounds, textures, clothing and behaviors of a different world. G.S, 2013

I. September 27 (Friday) at 8pm

Roman Stańczak and Kostis Velonis

II. September 28 (Saturday) at 8pm

Zofia Kulik and Anna Molska

III. October 2 (Wednesday) at 8pm

Geta Brătescu and Asli Cavusoglu

IV. October 3 (Thursday) at 8pm

Jack Smith and Bill Kouligas


The film SALOON: THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN OUR HEARTS by Georgia Sagri (1h15m, 2014) features all of the documentation of the artist’s series of four performances under the same title at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw in 2013. The performances took place within the context of the museum collection exhibition
“In the heart of the country,” but were not part of the show.

The film includes texts in the form of subtitles, art works of the museum's collection and of the invited artists, activated during the different performances, as well as
diagrams that emerged during the film's editing process. The film serves future uses and purposes without historicizing or framing a past event, that of a performance or an exhibition.

As such the film is not a documentation of a performance but a promotion of
SALOON - a nomadic curatorial project started in 2009 - and it announces its desire to continue to operate.

SALOON (2009-on going) manifests Sagri's involvement in ideas of movement, flee, and deterritorialization. "It derives just out of need for enjoyment and constant change. Assuming there is no passive and active, inside and outside, representation and representatives what kind of social grounds can be created?"

Year: 2014
Medium: HD video
Format: 74:00

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Anthony Reynolds Gallery
Index: MSN:4300-19/2014
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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