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Death in Dallas

Zoran Naskovski (SRB 2000)

For his work ‘Death in Dallas’ Zoran Naskovski was inspired by a recording of a gusle player. On the recording the gusle player sings a traditional epic song about the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. Naskovski combines the song with documentary outtakes and television images of the events imprinted in our collective memories. In a fascinating manner, this work combines the idiom of the epic poem, as developed within the oral tradition of the Balkan, with the idiom of modern Western reporting.


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