Aphasia focuses on the absurdity that arises from the collective silence surrounding crime and the compartmentalisation of historical events. In medical vocabulary ‘aphasia’ refers to the sufferer’s difficulty in finding words or losing the ability to speak. Tracing the line between Belgian colonialism, Austrian anti-Semitism and the war in Yugoslavia, Jelena Jureša focuses on collective, historical blind spots and the difficulty of speaking about a shared, troubled past. Or how strategically ignoring the crimes stemming from continuous and structural processes of dehumanisation remains a fundamental characteristic of our western societies.