Bojan Mrđenović

The series of photographs was made over a period of several years and it represents the observation of life in a spa. The bathing and spa complex was built in 1980.  Socio-economic circumstances have significantly changed since then, and it appears that it currently doesn't fit into the vision of Croatia as a luxury tourist destination. Covered with the patina of time, it sticks out like a relic of a past system. 

Movement through the space leaves an impression that the people and the space are organically linked, that the processes evolve in their own slow rhythm, unencumbered by issues of national economy. Focus on relaxation and body care reflects a system of social care, which seems to be disintegrating slowly but surely in favour of personal development and individuality.

 

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