The performance Disappearance thematically continues the performance Bus Kneževo – Osijek and is a kind of ‘second data’ of that work performed in 2010 as part of the Festival of performance Dopust. Both works are dedicated to Baranja, the region in eastern Croatia where the author was born. They discuss the increasingly obvious changes in the Baranja geographical landscape, the disappearance of an increasing number of villages, hamlets and especially small farms, the so-called wastelands, which were a special feature of Baranja’s agricultural areas.
The performance Disappearance begins with the projection of a video in which the names of all the villages and settlements in Baranja that existed about 20 years ago are written. The author climbs the ladder holding a bucket of water and a brush, then soaking the whole projection piece by piece with water. Wetting the projection with water temporarily emphasizes the text, however, with the drying of the damp wall, the names of the places on the projection disappear and go out to complete whiteness.
The performance Disappearance was performed in an abbreviated version at the Factory/Zagreb, within the project Intangible – Institutions Need to Build, 2015.