2010, 10. min., HD Video, Colour, Sound, 16:9, Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles


Promised Land is a video that Hodoscek made in 2010 together with her neighbors - construction workers that had immigrated from former Yugoslavian countries, at the moment of filming living and working in Slovenia. Slovenian EU membership signifies prosper and development, delivering an imprecise image of the actual economic and political condition. The image of EU frames the reasons upon why men from ex-Yugoslavian territory decide to leave their families and search for work in another country. In Slovenia, these men are being exploited in many ways. Video Promised Land addresses the problem by approaching it through an informal conversation that took place during lunch between the workers and Hodoscek.



Installation view, Crises and New Beginnings: Art in Slovenia 2005–2015, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, photo: Dejan Habicht