In the summer of 2007, I was in Belgrade for an artist residency. During a visit to the Novo Groblje Cemetery, I had the fortune of meeting Ms Milka Janszoon, an elderly Australian lady who was travelling with her son Vladimir. They were there to get to know the hometown of Rile Lesov, the man who was Vladimir’s father and who had been her partner and until he disappeared on the 3rd of April 1964 in the F5 Tornado at Wichita Falls, Texas. Rile Lesov was one of seven people who died in that tornado.


The glorious flight of Rile Lesov is an installation composed by different medias. Started from the objet trouvé, which is idea and material, the concept of the work evolve around the plausibility of a narration and which kind of information we need to trust the narrator.

mixed media installation * 2010-11
37 elements: Video, drawings, objects, photography and artist’s book

PHOTOS (Views of the installation at Arte Santander with the Caném Gallery – ES):

Australia 1949 B/W photography in black aluminum frame 8 x 13 cm

Everything I saw #001 – #013 serie of drawings in aluminum frames 10,5 x 14,8 cm and 42 x 30 cm

Flight module # 035 cardboard, wood, paper, glue, wire 25 x 25 x 25 cm in plexiglas box (30 x 30 x 30 cm)

Drawings from the collection of Ms. Milka Janszoon serie of drawings in black aluminum frames 10,5 x 14,8 cm each

Milka Janszoon – private photography in black aluminum frame 8 x 13 cm