Zato što, kretati se mora / Because, moving is a must (video Boris Burić)





Silence is Sexy

SILENCE IS SEXY / TIŠINA JE SEKSI

 

Silence is sexy
Silence is sexy
So sexy
So sexy
Just your silence is not sexy at all
Just your silence is not sexy at all
Your silence is not sexy at all

 

*from the song Silence is sexy by the German band Einsturzende Neubauten
*stih pesme Silence is sexy nemačkog benda Einstürzende Neubauten

 

The exhibition segment called Silence is Sexy is named after the song of the German band Einstürzende Neubauten from their 1993 album Tabula Rasa. This title was found convenient for the fearful and unbearable silence present within the framework of the profession, and a permanent state of emergency characterized by the absence of an open dialogue. Thus, (whether they are medially recognizable or they are quite hybrids) the artwork by this group of artists cannot be seen just like a physical manifestation of their creative striving, but as a coherent socially and politically articulated gesture which is a direct reaction to the current state of both the art system and the entire society.

Photo/video performance named "Because, moving is a must" is artwork made upon invitation of artist Sanja Latinović, selector/curator of the exhibition segment "Silence is sexy" for ULUS international triennial of extended media, multimedia art and new media art.

Roller skating, among other things, is typical for abandoned places like halls, institutions, shopping malls etc. The gesture of roller skating at the Cvijeta Zuzorić gallery de facto emphasizes the lifelessness of the pavilion which for a decade remains a specter of the past times, where there's almost no place for contemporary.

 

Izložbeni segment nazvan Tišina je seksi prema istioimenoj pesmi nemačkog benda Einstürzende Neubauten sa albuma Tabula Rasa iz 1993. godine. Ovaj naziv našao se podesnim zbog strahovite i nesnosne tišine prisutne u okvirima struke, te permanentnom vanrednom stanju koje karakteriše izostanak otvorenog dijaloga. Prema tome, (bilo da su medijski prepoznatljivi ili sasvim hibridni) radovi ove grupe umetnika se ne mogu posmatrati samo kao fizičke manifestacije njihovih kreativnih stremljenja, već kao suvisli društveno-politički artikulisani gestovi koje su direktna reakcija na zatečeno stanje kako sistema umetnosti, tako i celokupnog društva.

Foto/video performans pod nazivom "Zato što kretati se mora" je rad nastao na poziv umetnice Sanje Latinović, selektora/kustosa izložbene celine "Tišina je seksi" za ULUS–ovo međunarodno umetničko trijenale proširenih medija, multimedijalne umetnosti i umetnosti novih medija.

Vožnja rolšua, rolera i skejtova izmedju ostalog karakteristična je za napuštene objekte (holove, institucije, shoping molove itd). Gest vožnje rolšua u galeriji Cvijeta Zuzorić upravo referira na učmalost samog paviljona koji već decenijama figurira kao utvarna reprezentacija minulih vremena, gde savremenosti gotovo da nema mesta.

 

excerpt from the text by art critic Vladimir Bjeličić

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photo credits Boris Burić

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