Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Nada Prlja, BA

Nada Prlja, Foreign Language for Beginners, 2010 © Manifesta 8/Ilya Rabinovich

Video at Museo de Bellas Artes de Murcia (MUBAM) in Murcia

This video by Macedonian artist Nada PrIja is the outcome of a series of workshops in Centro Penitenciario, a detention facility in Murcia. The project was an exploration of the "Tercer Grado" system, set up to allow inmates a degree of freedom and reintegration into society. Ten inmates recorded videos observing their lives under this system without intervention by the artist.