Displacements – National pavilion of Republic of Serbia on the Prague Quadrennial 2011
‘Displacements’ project has been initiated as a collaborative platform to explore the principal aspects of contemporary art production and live performance in digital space.
In its essence, the platform is an interactive and interdisciplinary physical interface for live holographic performance video streaming. The platform is constructed as a physical space reminiscent of a small performance stage; housing the technology required to broadcast live online communications within a digital, virtual space. Video, audio, performance streaming, web presence and holographic projection are the mediums used as materials from which the artwork emerges. The platform then, enables artists living in different distant locations to jointly create the live performance piece, which can be witnessed by a physically present audience.
What happens in the absence of the mutual physical presence of performers and audience?
What happens when the virtual body inhabits the same space as its audience, disrupting the overall scheme of physical limitations?
How do performers negotiate isolation from, or absence of the audience? How does it reflect in the performance? How do the physical limitations of the proposed platform’s space reconstruct performance?
Displacements project maps out routes for the potential departure from the mutual presence of artist and audience and examines both theoretically and practically the ensuing implication on the performing arts.
‘Displacements’ project was created for the National pavilion of Republic of Serbia on the Prague Quadrennial 2011.
Project curators: Dorijan Kolundžija, Ana Adamović and Milica Pekić