Music (for my father)

Nina Horvat

Festivals: M:ST 4 Biennial | October 3 - 17, 2008.

A simultaneous projection on four TV sets, Music (for my father) features a close-up view of the artist singing a repertoire of warm-up exercises, chords, songs, old favourites, and traditional Croatian hits. While Horvat is not a musician by trade, she creates an opportunity for herself to be a star — if only in her own video. Unlike the slick production and polished outfits of American Idol and popular stars, Music makes public a very intimate, raw, and self-conscious performance, confusing the distinctions between spectacle and private ritual.