Suzanne Treister

 

VESNA

A Rosalind Brodsky Project

Video Installation for City University, London, 2006

Texts from video:

VESNA was developed by Brodsky during a search for a childhood friend of her mother’s called Vesna who returned from London to Split in Yugoslavia in the late 1960s.

The last postcard from Vesna was sent from Split on April 22nd 1970.

In her search Brodsky discovered many Vesnas living all over the world in various professions. Most were female and relatively young, although in certain cases the name was given to holiday homes, a Czech dog, a Soviet camera, a Slovenian stamp and car battery and an Ukrainian sanatorium.

The original Vesna in question is still not found but documented in the video are many alternatives.


Postcard sent from Split, 1970










video stills

FULL LIST OF VESNAS APPEARING IN THE VIDEO (text only):

Vesna Milek Ljubliana

Vesna Kalajzic Philosphy student Split, R. Hrvatska

VESNA (BECHA-Russ) Soviet camera 1962-1964

Vesna Spaniel and Retriever Club KCHLS Czech Republic

Vesna Djogani Singer and model Jugoslavije

Vesna Car Battery manufacturers Einspielerjeva ulica Ljubljana Slovenija

Ferienwohnung "Vesna" Holiday home Kroatien Istrien Porec

Vesna Veluscek Violinist Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vesna Bucevska Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Informatics Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Vesna Tofevski Reality TV star Melbourne, Australia

Vesna Madzoski 'Buddhist, Orthodox, Antiglobalist, Homeless, On the run, Alien' Zajecar, Serbia /Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Vesna Pisarovic Singer and professor of Croatian language and phonetics Zagreb, Croatia

Vesna Israel, Maale-Adumim

Vesna Jugovic Creator and owner of the company “Miss Yu” and exclusive owner of the rights to the Ms. Serbia and Montenegro Pageant Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Tamara Vesna Licensed Real Estate Broker, representative of Miss Yu Co, owner of Serbian Television Chicago and astrologer (ISAR - International Society for Astrological Research) Chicago, U.S.A.

Vesna Reljin Province Secretariat for Education and Science Novi Sad, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Vesna Zdravkovic GP Serbia/New Zealand

Penzión Vesna Novi Smokovec 69062 01 Vysoké Tatry High Tatras Slovenská Republika

Vesna Nikcevic Teacher for the Serbian Orthodox Church Pravoslavna bogoslovija Sv. Petra Cetinjskog Serbia

Vesna Zeljkovic Information technology manager in the Administration of Mutual Services of Government in Serbia and post-doctoral researcher on the detection and tracking of moving objects in surveillance video Serbia/Delaware, USA

Vesna Perovic President of the Liberal Alliance of Montenegro, Montenegro, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Vesna Band (Dmitry Tchemiak and Alexey Gaponenko) Russia

Vesna Terselic Founder and National Coordinator of the Croatian Anti-War Campaign (ARK) Zagreb, Croatia

Dr Vesna Cupic Immunologist and Allergologist Kraljevo, Serbia

Vesna Liermann Group Leader NGO Centre for Peace Osijek, Croatia

Vesna Patkovic of the Women's Group Stope Nade Vukovar, Croatia

Vesna Barisic-Coda Zabetta Research Associate in Combustion and Materials Chemistry Abo, Finland

Dr. Vesna Plevnik-Vodusek Doctor Slovenia

Vesna Grahovak Offshore Technical Employee of Ost-West-GmbH der Handwerkskammer Koblenz, Germany Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vesna Petrushevska Actress Republic of Macedonia

Vesna Karakas Artist Zagreb/Belgrade

Vesna Lukic Office Secretary Serbia & Montenegro

Vesna Ginovska-Ilkova Opera singer Skopje, Macedonia

Vesna Bosanac Doctor Vukovar, Croatia

Vesna Mobile phone cartoon screen image Croatia

Vesna Giotis Fitness kickboxing instructor/Student services manager New York State, USA

Vesna Knezevic Dacic DVM Vetinary Technician Pancevo Serbia and Montenegro

Vesna Hairdresser on Big Brother UK

Vesna Maljanovska Researcher, Institute for Research and Archiving of Music (IRAM) University "Sv. Kiril i Metodij" Faculty of Music Skopje, Macedonia

Vesna N. Rafaty Attorney & Counselor Celarevo-Novi Sad, Yugoslavia / Texas USA

Vesna Wedding Dress Russia

Vesna Dovnikovic Croatian President of Association Internationale  Du Film D’Animation (ASIFA) Croatia

Vesna Mandic Owner of Fashion Agency Fabrika Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

Hotel Vesna Sochi, Russia

Ch. Vesna Iz Zolotoy Svory Italy

Vesna Olivieri Microbiologist Basel, Switzerland

Vesna Gruppman Violinist and Mormon Yugoslavia/USA

Vesna Goldsworthy Writer Belgrade/UK

Vesna 3 piece suite Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

Dr. Vesna Brujic-Okretic Researcher in the field of augmented reality and active telepresence University of Surrey, UK

Vesna Pernarcic Zunic Actress Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vesna Obradovic Translator and Activist Maribor, Slovenia

Vesna Pulko Student, Hillsdale College Michigan, USA

VESNA JSC Perfumery&Cosmetics Company (est. 1997) Samara, Russia
(1942-45 “Krasniy Khimik” Plant; 1945 - 1993 “Kuibishev Perfumery Plant” Glavparfumer”; 1993-1997 “Samara Perfumery Plant”)

Vesna Hassler Soprano, sirene Operntheater Vienna, Austria

Vesna Jenkins Principal, River Heights Elementary School Utah, USA

Vesna Hat Russia

Vesna Ukrainian Dancers Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Vesna Jeremic PC Press Belgrade, Serbia

Vesna Jeremic Head of Podunavlje County School Republic of Serbia

Vesna Urosevic Head of IT and Statistic Department Institute of Public Health of Serbia  Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

Vesna Vukosavljevic Family Business of Production of Non-Alcoholic Beverages Belgrade, Serbia

Vesna Popovic Elektrotehnicki fakultet University of Montenegro Montenegro, Yugoslavia

Professor Vesna Popovic Industrial design co-ordinator Queensland University of Technology Australia

Vesna Popovic Chicago

Vesna Popovitc Landscape Painter Quebec, Canada

Vesna Bride Toronto, Canada

Vesna Rock Climber Macedonia

Vesna Kukavica Author of Emigre Horizons Croatia

Vesna Bogunovic Manager of Belgrade International Theatre Festival (BITEF) Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

Dr. Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic Research Fellow The Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE London, UK

Vesna Children’s Choir Moscow, Russia


 Rosalind Brodsky homepage Treister homepage