Ivan Tomasevic's work lies between documentary and narrative fiction, exploring the topics of conflict, memory and place. Plima is the Croatian word for "high tide", used as a radio code signal during the Croatian War of Independence. With Plima, we dive into the world of the war veteran community of Tomasevic's father. The series shows the daily reality and friendship between the veterans. With this work, Tomasevic hopes to initiate a discussion about the necessary social changes that would provide the underrepresented communities with the adequate opportunities and support. Many veterans in today's Croatia have been marginalized as a result of military trauma and their inability to reintegrate socially. Despite the sacrifices they made during the conflict, they receive hardly any support and are left to their fate.
Ivan Tomasevic (1989) is a Croatian photographer based in Antwerp and Berlin. He has received several international awards, including Fresh Eyes 2022, Rovinj Photodays 2022 and Lens Culture Exposure Award 2020. In 2022 he was selected for a residency at SIM Artist Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland. His work has been exhibited internationally and has featured in various publications.
Location: Chassé park