A NEW BOOK!!! A Live Gathering: Performance and politics in contemporary Europe

A Live Gathering: Performance and politics in contemporary Europe
edited by Ana Vujanovic, with Livia Piazza,
Berlin: b_books, 2019


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The main question we raise with this book is how performance can be political in present day European representative democracy, a system which no longer draws on the live gathering of people.
Several leading European (mostly female) thinkers analyse artistic practices that have emerged alongside new social movements – such as Solidarity in Greece or Municipalism in Spain – investigating how theatre, dance and performance respond to the new political insights and experiments. It is a context wherein the previously well-known tactics and tools, such as participation, identity politics or spontaneous usage of public space don’t suffice. Thus we must build and learn a new vocabulary of politicality of performance that includes opaque words such as ‘innervation’, ‘preenactment’, ‘prefiguration’ or ‘recreation’.

ISBN 978-3-942214-29-2

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Landscapes of revolution (currently running)

Artistic research (2017-...) by Ana Vujanovic and Marta Popivoda

It is our new research project, where we investigate antifascist history of Yugoslavia and especially the role of women in that struggle, through landscape dramaturgy and essay film as our main artistic means.
The artworks on which we have worked so far or right now within this research are: Resisting Landscapes (a documentary film), Freedom Landscapes (a performative-cinematic installation) and Bodyscapes #1: Woman in battle (video installation).

Resisting Landscapes_a film still

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