Goran Sergej Pristaš: Undecidable Question
Myth Interrupted by Goran Sergej Pristaš is a project proposition from 2006 that was published in the 100th issue of the Maska journal. It is based on the reconstruction of three mass gatherings from the ex-Yugoslavian period in Zagreb: the arrival of the partisans in Zagreb (1945), the student demonstrations (1968) and the final farewell from Tito’s remains (1980).
“We haven’t re-enacted, reconstructed or institutionalised anything. We tried to expose ourselves to those watching and listening, to suspend the time flow of our own speech and say that we are interrupting it. By interrupting our own speech and myths, we have entered the realm of politics.” Thus begins the performative installation Undecidable Question. It uses sound recordings from the documentary Oslobođenje Zagreba (“The Liberation of Zagreb”; 1945), of a spontaneous mass singing of the song Fala (“Thank you”) at the farewell from J. B. Tito’s remains, and of discussions in the framework of the BADco. project Institucije treba graditi (“Institutions Need to be Constructed”; 2016). The text is inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem I Dwell in Possibility.
The installation reflects on these spontaneously formed collectives whose actions were entirely unpredictable. As we live in uncertain times ourselves, we will ask the audience to help us activate the meaning of community and the pronoun “we”.
The event can be attended by 7 people at a time, the tour is 25 minutes long.Visiting hours: 7 pm • 7:30 pm • 8 pm • 8:30 pm.
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Concept and Text: Goran Sergej Pristaš (CO2)
Performed by: Goran Sergej Pristaš
Voice: Janja Majzelj
Video: Hrvoslava Brkušić
Animation: Marko Tadić
Sound: Hrvoje Nikšić
Choreography: Nikolina Pristaš/CO2
Lighting design: Alan Vukelić
Producer: Tina Dobnik
Co-production: The New Post Office (Maska Ljubljana and Mladinsko Theatre) and Domino Cooperative (Zagreb)