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Johanne Billing

Made in collaboration with a group of children from a cultural centre outside Zagreb, Croatia, this film records the rehearsal of the song “Magical World”. Written by African-American singer Sidney Barnes in 1968, the lyrics speak of personal transformation with both pride and melancholy. These conflicting emotions defined life in post-war Croatia – much as they defined life in America in 1968 at the close of the civil rights struggle.

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Magical World, 2005
Video projection

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B5 First Baptist Church
101 Huron St.

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