Travel Journal, 2016
Audiovisual hand drawn animation, notebooks and prints
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Travel Journal is a project developed from my sketchbook drawings. Each sketch was made during my summer travels between US and Europe. The quick line notes capture both the
thoughts and the imagery I was reflecting upon. Going from sketch to sketch, the viewer encounters Serbian and English, which overlap and mix to capture different emotions I
experienced in my travels.
During my residency at Penland School of Crafts I used a screenprinting process to transform my sketches into prints. In exposing my drawings to light, I created a space where my written
thoughts and imagery could be translated onto paper simultaneously. The sketch and the text are components of a precious moment that can be shared through multiplication. The subtle
differences already present in the printing process inspired me to animate some of the prints from the series. This exploration resulted in an animated travel journal, which magnifies and
intensifies the variation from the printmaking process. The ephemeral existence of the journal acts as an envelope for projected light, a state of being I find similar to the insightful
rumbling of my traveling thoughts.