The task of creating a comprehensive or objective account of the recent war in former Yugoslavia, a war whose survivors and perpetrators deal with it by overlooking its traces, is an impossible one. Ma Biće Bolje by Goran Galić and Gian-Reto Gredig illustrates physical barriers and enunciates some of the entrenched psychological rifts still to be found in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It does not offer a conclusive image and a key for the reader to decipher it; instead it is a complex accumulation of layers of image, text, narrative and critique. "Ma Biće Bolje" translates as “It’ll get better”; it would once be commonly heard in the former Yugoslavia, but it is a rarely expressed sentiment today. Thanks to Kodoji Press (Baden).
160 pages, 20.4 x 31 cm, hardcover, Kodoji Press (Baden).