SLAVICA PANIC: /RŌL/
/rōl/ stands for both “Roll” and “Role”. It is a wall piece made of hundreds of belts connected in a way that forms a roll of variable dimensions. The work addresses identity seen through a fashion item – a belt. Made of belts for any age and style, occasion, profession, it suggests that identity is fluid; it is not something we acquire, abandon or switch to, it is rather an adding process in which an individual is taking on different roles throughout a lifetime, roles that are at all times accessible, which in sum results in a truly complex identity.
Slavica Panic is a multimedia artist living in Toronto. Born in Serbia, she received a MFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. In 2006, she moved to Canada to pursue a MFA degree at the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 2008. Her practice involves objects, installations, video, drawing and photography. She is interested in ideas of public/private spaces, digital/analog exchange and mediated reality.