Nemanja Milenković

Academy of Arts, Novi Sad


Salt on the wound

Salt, deer horns


The first factor in the installation is the inherited horns, while the second factor is sea salt. the idea of establishing a relationship between these two motives arose from the well-known folk saying “salt on the wound”, whose basic meaning I examine and in this work I show my understanding of the same by translating it into visual language. I consider the inherited antlers of deer as the basic symbol of that animal, which came with its killing, I equate them with literall term of wounds, and translate them into a ready-made object. Salt, understood in the folk saying as an additional stimulus to pain, contrasts its basic cultural characteristics as a universal transformer of negative energy into positive