Critical Practice (Made in Yu) / SEMINAR 2021

Conceived and led by Ana Vujanović, December 13 – 17, 2021

The initial seminar of the new cycle of the Critical Practice (Made in YU) program will focus on recent critical discourses in performing arts and culture, coming from the cultural space of Yugoslavia. We will combine different formats of work: discussions of assigned readings, interviews with invited authors, and internal group work meetings / talks. The seminar is followed with a reading list proposed by Ana Vujanović; the texts selected to be discussed or talked about with invited authors are to be read in advance. The seminar is supposed to result in a new reading list, composed of the texts proposed by the participants. Further seminar-like situations will be self-organized.

Monday 13 December / 10-13:00

  • 10-10:45 Biljana Tanurovska – Kjulakovski, Marijana Cvetković: Introduction into the CP program + a round of participants’ brief intros
  • 10:45-11:45 Biljana, Marijana, Ana Vujanović: individual presentations of positions, works, and concerns – break 15 mins
  • 12-13:00 Bojana Cvejić: “Towards A Poetics of Imagination” (interview & group discussion)

Tuesday 14 December / 10-12:00

  • 10-10:45 Nina Gojić: magazine Kretanja / Movements, with focus on the issue on Collective practices (interview and talk with Nina) – break 15 mins
  • 11-12:00 Goran Sergej Pristaš: Exploded Gaze – an excerpt (group discussion)

Wednesday 15 December / 10-12:30

  • 10-11:00 Jasna Jasna Žmak: “Who, in fact, is a dramaturge?” (interview & group discussion) – break 15 mins
  • 11:15-12:15 Ana: “Landscape dramaturgy” (group discussion of the text, incl. me)

Thursday 16 December / 10-13:15

  • 10-10:50 Slavčo Dimitrov: “To Become Again What We Have Never Been” (group discussion) – break 10 mins
  • 11-11:50 Igor Štiks: “Activist Aesthetics in the Post-Socialist Balkans” (group discussion) – break 40 mins
  • 12:30-13:15 Ana Dubljević: The Feminist Pornscapes – an excerpt (interview & group discussion)

Friday 17 December / 10-13:00

  • 10-11:00 Bojana Kunst: “Beyond the time of the right care” (group discussion) – break 15 mins
  • 11:15-12:00 Ana: Participants’ sharing of interests and texts (their own or their references)
  • 12-12:45 Marijana: Planning the activities in January

Reading list:

Ana Dubljević, “Dramaturgy of Still to come as landscape dramaturgy?” & “The principles of feminist dramaturgical thinking in dance”, in The Feminist Pornscapes (2021)

Ana Vujanović, “Meandering together: New tendencies in landscape dramaturgy” (2017) 2020) – Read or download here

Biljana Tanurovska – Kjulakovski, “Curatorial Institutions as Critical Institutions in Contemporary Performing Arts” (2020)

Bojana Cvejić, “Towards A Poetics of Imagination: On Mette Edvardsen’s poetry and its penchant to imagine a clandestine side to things (2018)”

Bojana Kunst, “Beyond the time of the right care: A letter to the performance artist” (2020) – Read or download here

Goran Sergej Pristaš, “Ideal People” & “Double Exposure”, in Exploded Gaze (2018) – Read or download here

Igor Štiks, “Activist Aesthetics in the Post-Socialist Balkans” (2020)

Jasna Žmak, “Who, in fact, is a dramaturge?” (2015)

Slavčo Dimitrov, “To Become Again What We Have Never Been” (2014)

Magazine Kretanja / Movements, no. 32 “Collective practices” (2019) – Read or download here