2010, 17. min. 20 sec., HD Video, Colour, Sound, 16:9, English and Slovene.


Hodoscek view GREGOR PODNAR

Exhibition view at Gregor Podnar Gallery - Project Space Ljubljana, 2010




RAW Material is a video that Hodoscek made in Brooklyn, New York and in Celje, Slovenia in 2010 with the help of Black Veterans for Social Justice organization. It focuses on the story of a singular young war veteran, on his confession of a traumatic experience that took place during the occupation of American militant forces in Iraq, but most importantly on his transition from belonging to a strongly regulated group back to being an individual, a civilian.
Hodoscek avoids journalistic representational modes and focuses on the notion of exchange of information through role appropriation. She situates the narrative in her local context and applies the gathered material on the 'second' witness. A high school student, non -actor from her home town performs in the video. Performing the transcription of the interview, his part overlaps with authentic interview (in the form of sound-text animation).



civilians piss me off