RADIO DRAMA: LET’S JUST CALL IT THE NEW ONE
Author: Bojana S. Knežević
Duration: 86 min
Bojana S. Knežević is a multimedia artist who deals with human behavior 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 was the 70th TONSPUR-Artist-in-Residence at Q21 (Museumsquartier Wien) in February 2019. http://bojanasknezevic.com
Experimental theatre play / participative performance (premiere, rehearsal and cocktail party): “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, was presented for the first time at the art space k48 - Offensive für zeitgenössische Wahrnehmung in Vienna (in February 2019), as a rehearsal for it, and in close collaboration with the audience/participants. The audience was invited to attend the solemn reception of the new actors/actresses and pull out the roles. The rehearsal happened during the cocktail party.
This event, as a performance itself, is now transformed into a sound piece and will be presented in cooperation with TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien and Radio ORANGE 94.0 as TONSPUR_live 111.
*In cooperation with TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien, Quartier21 (MQ – MuseumsQuartier Wien), k48 - Offensive für zeitgenössische Wahrnehmung and Radio ORANGE 94.0.