About noon.

Thirty eight degrees and climbing.

A strong wind from the Atlantic, shifting sands.

I come upon a scene.

Twelve young men on the shore.

They don’t feel the needling of the glass-sharp grains on their skin.

With no words or shouted instructions, they know what they have to do.

Twelve to a net, that’s the rule.

Firm-footed, slowly and persistently they head towards the gentle desert slope.

Dignified, harmonised movements.

Awaiting them hard by, there is just a small and rusty truck. With ice and wages.

For a clean job.

Text: Amela Frankl

Proof-reading: Martina Fryda Kaurimsky

Postproduction: Miran Krčadinac

Videostill: Miran Krčadinac

Translation: Graham McMaster

Curator: Branko Franceschi

PK 22, Varaždin Municipal Museum, Program Something Else Gallery, Varaždin, 2021


The work PK 22 was co-funded by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia