The poetry video Carpet has arisen in collaboration of the two female artists from different fields with similar poetical experiences and beliefs.
The topic of the poem is a person’s tendency to avoid facing issues and keep on pretending that everything is in balance. Therefore, the main motives are the carpet, symbolizing a person’s denial of existing difficulties, and the mountain, which personifies the extent to which negligence of those issues can lead.
Both motives are the basis of the film, intertwining as symbols of a safe escape (the carpet) and of constant struggle which is the consequence of such an attitude (climbing up a sand hill).
The protagonist is dragging the colourful carpet through streets, fields and paths while wearing high heels and presenting a façade both for the public and herself. It is always with her, as a personal burden. On the other hand, her inner world is presented by her constant attempts to climb the sand hill, which symbolizes transiency, and even when she succeeds in reaching the top, she finds herself underneath a wire grid.
The last few verses of the poem, directly addressing the audience, present an unsuccessful escape as the film ends with the protagonist still dragging the carpet along the same street as at the beginning of the poem.
Ana PantićKey Cast
Project Type:Experimental, Short
Runtime:3 minutes 15 seconds
Completion Date:August 25, 2019
Country of Origin:Serbia
Country of Filming:Serbia
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Born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1976.
Play writer, theatrical director, a researcher in the fields of audio-visual interaction, a sailor, a video and disc jockey.
Graduated from Sorbonne University, Department of Drama, with the thesis Musicality of Certain Drama Plays.
Has been in the field of multimedia arts, including video art, installations, sound, improvisation and design.
Her visual expression is usually the result of intuitive dialogue with sound and relativizing fields of perception.
Ana Pantić – Biography
Born in Belgrade in 1975.
Graduated from Belgrade University, Faculty of Philology.
Writing poems, short stories, screenplays, and recently has written the first novel.
Since 2016 has been performing at many poetry events in Belgrade including slam poetry and spoken word events. Her poems were published in the first Serbian Collection of Slam Poetry “Tebi u lice”.
Interested in researching versatile modes of expressing poetry, and believes that poetry video is a challenging form which intertwines literary and visual arts. Also is of the opinion that poetry video could provide poetry much more visible place in public, especially in Serbia, where it is almost unknown.
After leaving the established acting studio „Bata Miladinović“ was performing in many theatrical shows all around Serbia as a member of an independent theatre group for about ten years.
Paints and draws when lacks words.
We both believe that poetry is the most essential mode of literary expression and that the video as a powerful means of visual arts with a wide range of experimenting opportunities is its natural companion. Joined, they bring together a unique form empowered by elements from the different art fields.
Also, we are positive that poetry film or video is one of the most appropriate art forms of contemporary times.