APE#038, 12 pages, one side-printed leporello, edition of 100.
Hana Miletić relates to the work of Stilinović with her book Coif Mode. She is driven by a similar interest, but not the same one; she captures street scenes and records them in a street photography way, sensible to the specifics of the social environment. While in the period of socialist urban boom a large number of rural inhabitants (that includes also the unskilful sign painters) came to the city, Hana Miletić shows an interest in the parts of Brussels inhabited by Muslim immigrants. By dislocating from their inherited cultural identity they partially accept, partially change the environment in which they live. While others will notice the way they dress, eating habits or their way of (co)existing in the urban circumstances (without flâneurs, because moving around is limited, connected to purpose, not to pleasure or uncertainty), Hana Miletić captures the way in which the hairdressing salons are decorated in these neighbourhoods, covered with photographs from commercials from the 1980s and the 1990s. They function as a kind of time-based and cultural screen, made out of photographs of old-fashioned western hairstyle models. Maybe the sensibility towards the passing of time and the perception within the public space are more stable connectors to Stilinović, while cultural and other identities which can be recognized in this work differ from him.
Publisher: Art Paper Editions
Size: 16 x 11 cm (approx.)