OPA (Obsessive Possessive Aggression) is an artistic collaboration (Slobodanka Stevceska and Denis Saraginovski) whose focus is researching the social, cultural and everyday issues, as well as the ways of looking, thinking and behaving of a certain community in the shifting social and political conditions.
2003, video, 32 min
produced during OPA’s stay at MOKS - Mooste Guest Studio, Estonia
With the help of clues and evidence found in Macedonia, in September 2003 OPA is starting a trip from Macedonia to Estonia in search for a mysterious alchemical device. Many people from the Estonian village Mooste and from other regions help them in their research.
Beginning as documentary, the video enlightens the function, the meaning, as well as the history of the mysterious object. The documents and testimonies affirm that key figures of the world history owned the object, which gave them a power of a great manipulation. After the radical change of its form, the film transforms into documentation of a performance, or a documentation of making mockumentary where the authors use their real-life situations and communication with the local people. The situations are sometimes directed by the authors but sometimes by the interviewed people. The line between the fiction and realty is deleted.
Mediation, support and translation: Evelyn Müürsepp
Camera: Denis Saraginovski, John Grzinich
Screenplay, editing: Slobodanka Stevceska & Denis Saraginovski
Naration: Denis Saraginovski
Supported by MOKS and The Macedonian Ministry of Culture
During their second visit after 15 years, OPA revisted a number of locations in Estonia to document the changes that have taken place. They also used their time to prepare an installation work that was exhibited at the Autostrada biennale in Prizren, Kosovo.