DESCHOOLING VIDEO CLASSROOM
Deschooling Video Classroom is a research-based artistic work of a group of artists and cultural workers participating in the project Deschooling Classroom by TkH [Walking Theory] – theoretical-artistic platform.
All video interviews and other documentation you can find here: http://videoclassroom.tkh-generator.net
The work comprises a series of video-interviews that we conducted in the course of the exhibition October Salon with the artists and guests of the exhibition, as well as with the actors of the local cultural-artistic scene. However, the interviewees are here not asked to talk about their artistic work; instead, as prominent actors of the international cultural-artistic scene, they are invited to speak about this scene, and their positions and stakes in it. According to this concern, the thematic framework of the interviews includes the issues of cultural policies and independent scenes and the artivist practices, which tie art and activism, open up the questions of social critique, intellectual property, accessibility of video art, etc. Deschooling Video Classroom is at the same time a part of our research on the independent cultural-artistic scene and on collective self-education procedures, and an artwork that tries to attract public attention to the key issues of today’s art scene structuration.
So far, you can watch the following interviews:
Rosa Barba, visual artist
Tim Etchells, theatre and visual artist, artistic director of the group Forced Entertainment
Julieta Aranda, visual artist and founder of the international platform e-flux
Jelena Vesić, freelance curator, editor of the journal Prelom
Mia David, director of the KCB, editor of the magazine Kvart
Vladimir Palibrk, curator of Elektrika gallery, Pačevo
‘Talk to Him’, 2011
Running time: 21’ 39’’
Director: Marta Popivoda
Choreography: Jennifer Lacey, Audrey Gaisan, Barbara Manzetti
Performers: Nicolas Couturier, Jennifer Lacey, Audrey Gaisan, Barbara Manzetti
Production: Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers
The video-work is produced within ‘I heart Lygia Clark’ project by Jennifer Lacey.
This film has unusual collaboration and copyright policy. It is a result of an accidental encounter of two artists, ungrounded on prescribed plans and expectations from the shooting. Marta Popivoda, the filmmaker ‘had received’ the dance piece “I Heart Lygia Clark” by Jennifer Lacey, and immediately after, she shot the next performance in return. Raw material from this shooting is in possession of both authors and can end in very different films.
The film “Talk to Him” by Marta Popivoda amplifies the multilayer performance – the performance for and with the spectator who doesn’t see it; the ‘backstage’ performance between the three performers who – apart from executing the tasks that produce the sensorial event for the blind / dead spectator – perform their roles for one another; and the cinematic performance constructed by the camera eye. How to locate here the spectator’s eye, the point in which the set of actions, micro-events, and audio-visual sensations become performance? Is it about trust and confidence? In the search of the missing and shifting spectator’s eye the film looses the sovereignty over its ‘object’ and becomes a fragile affective experience, thus transmitting the sensuality of the performance to the film spectators.
Bata’s understanding of life changes when from a bouncer in a nightclub he becomes guard in a museum of contemporary art. Touched by a controversial artwork, he makes excursion from his class milieu.
Batino shvatanje života menja se kad od izbacivača u noćnom klubu postaje čuvar u muzeju savremene umetnosti. Taknut kontroverznom slikom “SM Isus”, pravi izlet iz svog konteksta i klasnog miljea.
Čuvar (2011) 26′ 21”
Režija: Marta Popivoda
Scenario i adaptacija: Milena Bogavac i Marta Popivoda
Produkcija: Dragana Jovović
Direktorka fotografije: Tatjana Krstevski
Montaža: Nataša Damnjanović
Muzika: Draško Adžić
Dizajn zvuka: Jakov Munižaba
Uloge: Miloš Timotijević, Milena Moravčević, Slobodan Pavelkić , Nataša Marković, Vladislava Đorđević
Produkcija: TkH, FDU, DART film