•The magic of the hands of a Heroine unknown to us•
- mural, Rijeka, 2021.
The new mural by the artist OKO is dedicated to great sorcerers of humble roots. To women who throughout history have “woven” the life around us, mostly doing it anonymously. Demonstrating a spiritually and physically impressive ability to build a home out of thin air and being an inexhaustible source of the energy of tenderness and care that develops us, they have proven to be true sorcerers, throughout history and to this day.Generations and generations of women, some of whom could not even write, knew how to create magic that would last for centuries after them – and today ubiquitous, though invisible at first glance. These processes are intertwined through our DNA and no matter how much they change over time, they are constantly evolving further. Sometimes no articulation is needed, but the essence of an environment is felt through the magic of the hands of a heroine unknown to us.
Domino is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation based in Zagreb, Croatia, that has as its mission the questioning of the traditional and the transformation of oppressive norms in transitional societies through culture, media, public policies, education and collaboration with local and international organisations. The vision of Domino is that in the society there is a continuous recognition of norms that disables the freedom of art and, more specifically, queer expression, which in its nature is subversive yet peaceful. This expression is mostly visible trough the independent art scene and warrants the broadening of the borders and the critical questioning of existing social norma. We feel that it is necessary to make a social environment that enables the independent culture to manifest itself trough different forms and stakeholders. The organisation realizes its mission trough four major programs: culture and arts, media, education and politics.