Bosnia and Herzegovina/Denmark
When the war broke in Yugoslavia Tomic and his family managed to escape in 1992 to Copenhagen, Denmark where he still lives and works. Currently he is a student at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts since 2003, but has already gain critical acclaim for his work and has exhibited in a number of international exhibitions and festivals.
video, 5 min, 2007
Courtesy of the artist
The massive ethnic cleansing during the war in Bosnia between 1991-95, led to the deaths of many thousands of people. Ten years after the conflict, the artist traveled to the area to document places where some of the main atrocities against humanity took place, and where many thousands people are still missing.
"I was walking among hundreds of skeletons excavated from the mass graves, where identification was going on. Remains of a tiny skeleton held my attention and I filmed it while it was assembled. It only took about 4 minutes, but it felt like an eternity."