Projekt 98: Bojana S. Knežević (SRB)

Feb 13 2019
Kirchengasse 48/Lokal 2
1070 Vienna
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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new performance and sound piece:
premiere, rehearsal and cocktail party

Bojana Boa Knezevic is a multimedia artist who deals with human behaviour through performance and participatory art projects, and defines herself as a performer-recycler. Her artistic practice often includes presentation and/or creation of specific (hybrid) identities, with an aim to redefine manifold stereotypes and highlight inconsistencies in different social structures and systems. These individual or group identities work as platforms for the artistic intervention and creative resistance. With documentary approach, Bojana works with a variety of media experiments, DIWO (do it with others) strategy and anti-art strategies of appropriation and self-proclamation. By opening up the space for multi-layered interpretations, she tries to establish and encourage a complex interaction between the audience and the artwork. Bojana S. Knežević is the 70th TONSPUR-Artist-in-Residence at Q21 (Museumsquartier Wien) in February 2019.

Experimental theatre play / participative performance: “Let’s just call it the new one”

Overwhelmed by all the identities (virtual and real) that she was dealing with in her projects during the past 10 years, the artist decides to take the next step in her research. In the project “Let’s just call it the new one” she is trying to map and gather more than 40 characters from her previous artworks and reconstruct them by involving new identities in their interpretation.

A small retrospective that aims to acquire a form of an experimental theatre play, will be presented for the first time at the art space k48 - Offensive für zeitgenössische Wahrnehmung as a rehearsal for it, and in close collaboration with the audience/participants. This rehearsal for the theatre play as a performance itself, will be later transformed into a sound piece and will be presented in cooperation with TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien and Radio ORANGE 94.0 as TONSPUR_live 111.

The audience is invited to attend the solemn reception of the new actors/actresses and pull out the roles. The rehearsal will happen during the cocktail party.