Walking Theory at Hetveem theater, Amsterdam // OPEN DAY #1: PERFORMANCE AND THE PUBLIC

 

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Teorija koja Hoda u Hetveem teatru
PERFORMANS I JAVNOST
OTVORENI DAN #1
 
Šta je javni prostor i da li danas postoji jedan ili više javnih prostora istovremeno? Da li je «javno» ono što proizvodimo ali ne možemo posedovati.
Ko danas upravlja javnim prostorom i javnom sferom? Ko smo to «mi» koji javni prostor smatramo «svojom» brigom? Da li smo kao građani, a posebno kao umetnici i intelektualci, politički hendikepirani ili čak potpuno lišeni mogućnosti da javnost danas vidimo kao prostor akcije?
 
Sa ovim pitanjima, Ana Vujanović, Bojana Cvejić i Marta Popivoda su u okviru platforme Teorija koja Hoda započele dvogodišnje umetničko-teorijsko istraživanje performansa i javnosti. Istraživanje se odvija tokom 2011. i 2012. u okviru projekta «How to do things by theory» u centru za umetničko istraživanje les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers u Parizu.
 
Istraživanje je usmereno na savremene forme socijalne koreografije i socijalne drame, “artivizam”, biopolitičke tehnologije samopredstavljanja u javnosti isl. Obuhvata preispitivanje i proizvodnju heterogenih artefakata umetničke i svakodnevne prakse: pokrete, slike, zakone, navike, diskurse… Naša perspektiva se formira pod uticajem dva različita društvena konteksta: socijalističke Jugoslavije i savremenog zapadnog neoliberalnog kapitalizma.
 

U petak, 1. jula 2011. Teorija koja Hoda u saradnji sa Hetveem teatrom iz Amsterdama i les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers iz Pariza organizuje Otvoreni dan #1, kojim se javno predstavljaju i testiraju problematike obrađene u prvoj fazi istraživanja. U Otvorenom danu #1 učestvovaće nekoliko umetnika, teoretičara i aktivista koji će diskutovati temu kroz forme predavanja, video prezentacije i debate.   

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Walking Theory at hetveem theater:
PERFORMANCE AND THE PUBLIC
OPEN DAY #1
 
 
What is public space, and do we have one, or several, today? Is it only that which we produce, but can't own? Who governs the public space today? Who are "we" who address the public space as "our" concern? Are we as citizens, especially artists and intellectuals, politically challenged or even dispossessed to the extent that we cannot conceive of the public as the site of action today?
 
With these questions, Ana Vujanovic, Bojana Cvejic and Marta Popivoda, from the collective Walking Theory (Teorija koja Hoda) from Belgrade, have begun a two-year long theoretical-artistic research about performance and the public, within their project "How to do things by theory" in les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers in Paris. They focus on contemporary forms of social choreography and social drama, "artivism", biopolitical technologies of self-performance in public, etc. Their research involves examining and fabricating heterogeneous artifacts of artistic and everyday practices: movements, images, laws, habits, discourses… Their perspectives are informed by two different contexts, socialist Yugoslavia and contemporary Western neo-liberal capitalism.
 
On July 1st, 2011, Walking Theory in collaboration with hetveem theater and les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers organize an Open day as part of the first phase of their research, featuring a few artists, scholars and activists as guests and collaborators in discussion, lecture, and video-presentation.
 

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PROGRAM


16.00 - 18.00
The Word of Host; Bojana Mladenovic
Performance and the Public: Mapping Out  A Research; introduction by Ana, Marta, Bojana
Can We Only Perform the Public Now?; lecture by Ana Vujanovic and Bojana Cvejic 
Yugoslavia: How Ideas Moved Our Collective Body; 
Marta Popivoda's selection from video archives. Screening with Discussion
 
  


 
18.00 - 19.00 Dinner
 
19.00 - 22.00
Aernout Mik: Communitas; Running Commentary with Bojana Kunst
Private – Public: Undoing the Binary; sharp thoughts with Igor Dobricic (proponent) and Sigrid Merx (opponent)
A Response; Joe Kelleher
Netherlands: When the State Expels Art from the Public. A Debate 

 
 

 
 

 

 

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