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Balkans: Night of Performances

7 March 2014
21:00
Multiple stages
During the course of an evening and night, 6 artists will present performances, installations, interventions and happenings lasting from just several minutes to several hours.
Only those holding tickets for the lecture of Marina Abramovic, can attend on the same day the Night of Performances in various spaces of the building.
 
Night of Performances is a site specific performance-art event developed by Zvonimir Dobrović, originally for Perforacije Festival in Croatia. The artists are invited to create projects that reflect their specific artistic universe as well as body of work in innovative ways to their usual form or media.

During the course of an evening and night, 6 artists will present their work and each performance / installation / intervention / happening starts in consecutive intervals and lasting from just several minutes to several hours. The Night of Performances is an attractive event for the audiences because it is an opportunity to re-discover a traditional or unconventional venue, see a diverse artistic mix and interact, react, participate and enjoy the creativity.

This project and concept has attracted attention abroad and besides regular presentations around Croatia, Night of Performances has already been to New York and Portland (USA), Belgrade (Serbia), Skopje and Bitola (Macedonia), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Brest and Caen (France).


Only those holding tickets for the lecture of Marina Abramovic, can attend on the same day the Night of Performances in various spaces of the building.

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PROGRAMME

18:15-19:00 & 20:30-21:15 | MAIN LOBBY
Igor Josifov (FYROM)
2-Dimensional

21:00-22:00 | FOYER 1st-5th FLOOR
Bruno Isaković (Croatia)
Make One's Way

21:30-23:00 | FOYER 4th FLOOR
Bojana Radulović (Montenegro)
Air Doll #2

22:00-22:20 & 23:00-23:20 | YOUNG THEATRE WORKSHOP (5th FLOOR)
Petra Kovačić (Croatia)
Act(ing)

22:30-23:30 | MAIN STAGE
Bruno Isaković (Croatia)
Denuded

23:30-24:00 | MAIN STAGE
Tsvetelina Stoyanova (Bulgaria)
White Plague

24:00-00:30 | UPPER STAGE
Alen Sinkauz / Nenad Sinkauz / I.M. Klif (Croatia)
66th Day of the Year


Perforacije festival is a part of the This is a Domino Project platform.
 
Production: Perforacije / Domino
Artistic director: Zvonimir Dobrović
Project coordination: Adriana Dobrović
Technical director: Saša Fistrić


Petra Kovačić  (Croatia)
Act(ing)

Act(ing) is a live art installation in which Petra Kovačić exhibits her work in an unusal manner – exhibiting the work and herself in the gallery as well. She challenges the gallery space as a context that usually presents the finished product, but as audience we rarely get to see the working process. The starting point of the work is the desire to have the audience witness the process as well. With this Petra Kovačić completely turns the usual order of audience experience upside down as she makes the audience question their relationship with the work (of art) and the process of its creation. This immersive project results in visually impressive patterns that remain as traces of the artistic labour.

Alen Sinkauz / Nenad Sinkauz / I.M. Klif (Croatia)
66th Day of the Year

66th Day of the Year is an audio - visual performance and installation. The title of the performance changes according to the consecutive day of the year on which it is performed, thus symbolically emphasising the uniqueness of each event. Therefore, 7 March 2014 dictates that the title of the performance is 66th Day of the Year. Through improvisation and live sampling, the artists examin and exhibit the process of creating an 'instant composition'. The musicians are arranged opposite each other, communicating by interventions in each other’s sound and rhythm while the tension of maintaining and building up the musical and visual material has a strong, almost dramatic quality. During the performance, the audio-visual structures mutate over time into unexpected forms resulting from constant construction and de-construction of sound and images.

Bojana Radulović (Montenegro)
Air Doll #2

The artist presents her body as an object in the space, playing with most stereotypical images of a female body. The body is exhibited in a sterile environment, it is isolated in the space and framed by the white walls. The artist is dressed in a latex costume which reduces the body distinctions into amorphousness and depersonalization. However, two openings on the latex costume are the cornerstones of the imagination the artist offers to the audience. The performance points to moments in life that are dominated by pain, fear, and sometimes too much communication. Reducing everything to two openings, two plows, two vents, the viewer is given the chance to phantasise and perhaps abuse the body presented in a sterile, medical type of setting. Physicality is all that the artist proposes with her body, but psychology of the audience is where she aims.

Bruno Isaković (Croatia)
Denuded

Denuded
emerges out of the research that Bruno Isaković did while preparing his previous solo performance Invoke, which explored the otherworldly and demonlike features and methods of their exteriorization. In Denuded, Bruno Isaković further examines the physicality of this subject, separating it from the source of its meaning, creating a solo transformation ritual. The work was created during a process that involved not only physical (de)formations of the body movements, but invoked psychological introspection to create a gestus which is carefully carried throughout the performance. The use of voice in the performance becomes part of the movements that sculpt the body, making this process and performance additionally experimental.

De-dramatizing the classic narrative with very simple structure while not abandoning the linear and logical development of movements, gestures and voice on stage, Denuded reviews possible relationships between the audience and the performer. This intense performance is full of intimacy and personality and it opens a confidential communication with the audience mirroring emotions, perspectives and gazes.

Make One's Way

How did we arrive to our needs? What was our point of departure and what did we collect on the way? As we strongly feel our selves is it possible to recognize the propensity of what outlines our current state and how does it change? Can we predict it?

To create transparent notions of what made us we need to look in the most unexpected, forgotten and in all of that we take for granted. This is not a psychoanalytical story, cause it is not only about us, it is about the world and a net of systems which strongly effects the journey in our becoming.

Tsvetelina Stoyanova (Bulgaria)
White Plague

White Plague is a performance and installation about life and disease. The artist Tsvetelina Stoyanova, who is a medical doctor herself, bases this performance on possibilities of patient – physician relationship. What is health, what is illness, who decides that and who imposes on the power that comes with those decisions? The strong visual elements in the artist’s work play with our expectations of a society that is overly medicalized, and the society evolved to a stage where we are not citizens anymore, but patients.

Igor Josifov (FYROM)
2-Dimensional

2-Dimensional is a performance installation that explores the delicate relationship between the artist and the viewer. The artist lies underneath a plexiglass structure inviting the audience to walk over him to reach their destination, one by one. A possible reflection on both the subjectivity of wedding processions and their importance to identity building and the cultural and aesthetical relevance of cemeteries in his native Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). Josifov reflects on the state of contemporary identity, art making, loss and death. It is also reminiscent of his earlier experimental performance and photography series Lost Bodies—dying artist, in which Josifov partnered with American artist M. Ryan Noble to abstract on the artists’ subjective experiences of the local places and cultures which they are from and on their roles as art makers. In this performance the artist is an observer as much as he is observed while the spectator becomes a performer. This inversion of roles is a crucial point in the experience of the audience and the artist, as Josifov reflects on the uses and abuses of contemporary art(ists).
PARALLEL EVENTS

15 Mar 2014

Upper Stage

ADULTS

After-performance talk with the participants in "Sad Sam Lucky"

15 Mar 2014

Main Stage

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After-performance talk with the participants in "Typographic Capital Letters"

15 Mar 2014

18:00 Rehearsal Room -3
15 €

ADULTS

Workshop with Via Negativa company

14 Mar 2014

Upper Stage

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After-performance talk with the participants in "Som Faves"

12 Mar 2014

Upper Stage

ADULTS

After-performance talk with the musicians of Hyperion Ensemble

9 Mar 2014

Main Stage

ADULTS

After-performance talk with the participants in "1poor and one0"

8 Mar 2014

Upper Stage

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After-performance talk with the participants in "Clear History"

8 Mar 2014

Main Stage

ADULTS

After-performance talk with the participants of "A Short History Of Crying"

8 Mar 2014

11:00 Dance Room
15 €

ADULTS

Workshop with BADco. collective

5 Mar 2014

Main Stage

ADULTS

After-performance talk with the participants in "Damned Be the Traitor Of His Homeland!"