Lana Čmajčanin is engaged in an art practice that has a strong reference to a specific place, the political framework of war and post-war situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and more widely addresses the issues of geopolitical mapping. Her cross-disciplinary practice encompasses installations, video works, performances and sound installations that deal with traumatic issues related to wars and migration, attempting to translate and transmit local realities and experiences in universal codes comprehensible to an international audience.
Starting from the assumption that there is no innocent landscape, A Change Is Gonna Come reflects on different experiences of the sea and the landscape, focusing on uncanny relation between sea as the site of leisure and beauty, and sea as the mass grave. Symbolically, in contradiction with an almost unchanged and static landscape, the title itself implies transformation, as well as it provokes questioning about the meaning of geopolitical and climatic changes. At the same time, it offers a possibility of imagining a new space, a signal for the politics of hope and its utopian inscriptions.