Standing in the Sun by Viktor Naumovski at Het Stenen Hoofd in Amsterdam

5 December 2019

Gemeente Amsterdam and Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam present Visual Head, a video installation in the public space featuring the graduation project by Photography alumnus Viktor Naumovski.

Standing in The Sun is inspired by the emotional experience of growing up in a country in transition. It’s an alternative narrative. This is a coming of age story focusing on a group of boys living in suburban Skopje, Macedonia. The nation’s state of transition is explored from the boys’ perspective where masculinity and national pride are highly celebrated and admired.

Still Standing in the Sun by Viktor Naumovski
Video still, Standing in the Sun © Viktor Naumovski

The film is based on a time when the real and the imaginary folded neatly into one another. The boys spent their days playing in the dirt during Macedonia’s passage from war to westernisation.

Standing in the Sun is screened without sound at Het Stenen Hoofd during 3-22 December 2019.

Viktor Naumovski is nominee Steenbergen Stipendium 2019.