Saša Asentić: MY PRIVATE BIOPOLITICS
CONTEXT IN THE MAIN ROLE
In one interview, Ivo Pogorelić said that he prefers to eat a “Mozartkugel” than to bother with the analysis of the historical conditions when studying Mozart. A funny remark, but it would be naïve to take it seriously. Production conditions and context are very important factors in defining the form and the content of art works. Saša Asentić deconstructs production conditions and raises questions relevant to artists who are wrapped up in the process of adapting their ideas to a given situation and the audiences’ expectations and in positioning themselves and their performances in the dichotomy between local and global politics and the power relations that ensue. A performance is not a manifesto; it is an exceptional work of art. Both the concept and the visual image of the performance are well balanced and perfected to the highest level.
Concept and performed by: Saša Asentić
Assistance: Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski
Theoretical assistance and dramaturgy: Ana Vujanović
Produced by: Per.Art
The performance was made in co-production with the Centre national de la danse, Paris, within the artist-in-residence programme (Theorem Dance residencies) and training in practical dramaturgy THe FaMa in Belgrade and Dubrovnik. It was supported by the DanceWEB (the EU Cultural Programme 2000 for DanceWEB Europe).
The performance is in English.