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New Video, New Europe

A Survey of Eastern European Video
January 11 – February 22, 2004

 
Kristina Leko
In Her 25,802nd Day, 2000
10'
 
The European Union requires its members to comply with strict agricultural standards. For countries wishing to join, traditional farming methods that are a way of life are often discouraged if not abandoned. In Croatia such changes will notably affect a sector of the work force comprised of older women. Leko?s subtle interventions are aimed at raising awareness of the local economy. In Her 25,802nd Day is a portrait of Zagreb?s female flower vendors, young and old, marking their age in days. To create a compete a circuit of local production and consumption, Leko trades her bouquets for a discount on a Croatian-made dress at a local boutique.
 

   
   
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