UTTER / the violent necessity for the embodied presence of hope


Curated by Michele Drascek, Pavilion of Slovenia, 56th Venice Biennial, Venice

2015

 

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UTTER / the violent necessity for the embodied presence of hope


Curated by Michele Drascek, Pavilion of Slovenia, 56th Venice Biennial, Venice

2015

 

The project’s title embraces the very core of JAŠA’s aim to create an artwork as both a poetic stance and a dynamic, politicized presence. The work is conceived as a spatial installation and on-site performance that will bind the artist, his collaborators and the public together for the duration of the Biennale. The project consists of an installation, an architectural drawing activated to become a reflection of thoughts, and a durational performance that expresses the necessity to (re)act as an embodied form. These elements coexist and entwine to form the integral experience of the artwork.

The project “Utter / The Violent Necessity for the Embodied Presence of Hope” focuses on three major themes: resistance, collaboration and hope. The energetic stance of each theme will be resolved, in part, via a long-term coexistence of a performative body within an architectural shell, the co-creation of repetitive performative actions, and the production of harmonic moments. A polyphonic situation of visual, sound and performance will be submitted to a rigorous weekly script, which will be repeated 28 times, from May 9 the till the November 22nd. Occupying such a substantial span of time, JAŠA’s project will use the platform of the Venice Biennale not as a segment or as a temporary display of parallel realities, but as a stand against prevailing reality.

It is JAŠA’s belief that an artwork can become politicized only when the ideology that drives it is inspiring and not dictating. Considering the demands and ecstasies of repetitive durational performance, the project is a structured act of discipline. It is a call toward collective sensibility. Through continuous repetitive actions, knowledge, gestures and the transfor- mation of these gestures into rituals, the group of performers will summon a rebellious force, which by the power of poetry calls upon a pandemic realization of the idea of community and unification.

 

THIS IS NOT THE SEASON TO STAY SILENT


Flow Festival, Ljubljana, SI

THIS IS NOT THE SEASON TO STAY SILENT


Flow Festival, Ljubljana, SI

 

UNTITLED 2015


UNTITLED, 2015 / Krampf Gallery at Contemporary Istanbul, TUR

UNTITLED 2015


UNTITLED, 2015 / Krampf Gallery at Contemporary Istanbul, TUR

 

UTTER / the violent necessity for the embodied presence of hope


off-site performance, Spoleto, Italy

2015

UTTER / the violent necessity for the embodied presence of hope


off-site performance, Spoleto, Italy

2015