Surfing the Black initiated by Dubravka Sekulic, Pietro Bianchi, Ziga Testen and Gal Kirn, wishes to open up the discussion on the ‘black wave’, the new film movement that spread in Yugoslavia during the 60s, from its limited post-Yugoslavian context. The project investigates possible correlations and interpretations bridging various disciplines and contexts in a critical survey of the subject through various activities ranging from archival work to a poster project.
The 'Surfing the Black' conference was accompanied by a series of posters entitled 'Inflation of radical phrases as opposed to a lack of radical action'. 'Surfing the Black' has asked a selection of graphic designers to make a poster for some of the ‘black wave’ classics. The posters will be on show in the streets of Maastricht (NL) to announce the conference; furthermore, the project group is planning to exhibit them in Ljubljana (SI), Zagreb (HR), Belgrade (RS) and Novi Sad (RS). With contributions from Åbäke, Ajdin Bašić, David Bennewith, Alexandre Bettler, Experimental Jetset, Jack Henrie Fisher, Kasia Korczak, Joris Kritis, Katarina Šoškić, Luisa Lorenza Corna and Amelia Noble, Metahaven, Neda Firfova, Nina Støttrup Larsen, Novi Kolektivizem, Our Polite Society, Paul Gangloff and Hilde Meeus, Rafaela Dražić, Sulki & Min, ŠKART.
I designed the poster for the movie 'Young and Healthy As a Rose' (1971) by Jovan Jovanović.