The 25th anniversary celebration MONTAЖ$TROJ did not dedicate to its tradition and past. Instead the collective decided to look into the future. A retrospective review served only to point out the problems this group is facing for more than quarter of a century. Despite 25 years of service MONTAЖ$TROJ is a homeless cultural organization without an office.
Members of this art collective have occupied the space of Center for culture and information KIC for five days making it their temporary office. Working hours of this office were intended for meeting with citizens who wanted to know more about MONTAЖ$TROJ’s work in the past 25 years. The office held only one exhibit – a longtime paper correspondence with the City of Zagreb – an unsuccessful mission of trying to get a workspace.
Evening hours were reserved for screenings of the documentary CONSUMED – a film about the most important minutes in the lives of people who lived and experienced more than 30 million minutes so far. MONTAЖ$TROJ organized the presentation of the future projects: The BLACK BOOK project which will deal with the problem of credit indebtedness and the UNFINISHED PROJECT which will targets the collapse of public healthcare.
On the exact date of MONTAЖ$TROJ’s birthday, December 22, the collective organized a gathering named WHERE’S THE REVOLUTION, SCUM? to drew attention on the current socio-political context and the possibility of a comprehensive social change. The celebrating program included one another event which was closed for the public – the gathering of over 350 MONTAЖ$TROJ’s collaborators. During this gathering each of them received a symbolic badge shaped as the logo of MONTAЖ$TROJ.