Dunja Zupančič and Dragan Živadinov: Molekular/II
exhibition + informance
The conceptualisation of the 50-year performance NOORDUNG:: 1995–2045 is based on a reflection on abstract art. From the starting points dictated by the weightless environment (G-0), when left, right, above, below disappear in real space, when the figurative finally disappears from the theatre and is replaced by the techno-abstract! When anti-mimetic forms enter the stage.
The post-gravity artists Dragan Živadinov, Dunja Zupančič and Miha Turšič developed their conceptualisation from Kazimir Malevich’s Suprematist artwork “Supremus No. 56″ from 1916 and from the Trieste Constructivist Ambient from 1927, by the Constructivists Černigoj, Stepančič, Karmelič and Vlah. Both works represent the idea of the “optimal projection”, a point on the timeline located halfway to utopia. The conceptual vectorial of the 50-year performance was identified in the book The Philosophy of the Common Cause by the philosopher and cosmist Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov. The 50-year performance NOORDUNG:: 1995–2045 is a common achievement of the “post-gravitational artists”.
The first rerun performance of the NOORDUNG:: 1995–2045 took place on 20 April 2005 at the Hydrolab in Star City, just outside Moscow, on a model of the International Space Station.
The second rerun performance was staged in 2015 at the newly built Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) in Vitanje. During the second ten-year interval, the first actress, Milena Grm, passed away in 2011. Today, she is replaced by two techno-abstracts: the Umbot::MG art satellite and the Antena::MG art antenna.
The next, third iteration of the 50-year performance will take place in two years, and the fourth in 2035.
The fifth and final performance will be staged on 20 April 2045, just before verticalisation, when Dragan Živadinov will transport fourteen art techno-abstract satellites Umbot to real near-space with the help of a spacecraft and install them at fourteen points around the planet Earth.
Informers: Špela Mastnak, Lola Mlačnik, Marko Mlačnik, Aljoša Ž. Zupančič, Dragan Živadinov
Visual structure: Dunja Zupančič
Video: Gregor Mesec
Music: Arseny Avramov / Symphony Of Factory Sirens / 1922, Baku
Re/interpretation: Lola Mlačnik
Acknowledgments: Petra Bizilj, Blaž Rotar, Zoran Miloševič, GENERALI Zavarovalnica d. d.
Production: Maska Ljubljana and DELAK – Centre for Performing Arts Research
Image: PROJECT NOORDUNG / 05:50, by Dunja Zupančič : : Dragan Živadinov, 2006, digital print