a performance by Selma Banich
March 1st – 2nd 8:00 pm
1136 N. Milwaukee Ave
Music: Adam Semijalac
Light: Meghan Moe Beitiks & Mario Vnučec
Supported by The City Office for Culture Zagreb and The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia. Thanks to Lidija Zoldoš and Kate Foley.
Tonight, I present you a short performative piece – an étude – which, in relation to genuine experiments that a man performs with heart and body, seems to be sadly insignificant. In an attempt to appropriate the space of this body that is in front of you, a moment of fullness appears, in which the presence of the body is complete. What I feel now is not nature itself, but nature exposed to a method of questioning that sticks out in front of us.
All genuine experiments that a man performs with heart and body – independent of context – insist on a witness, imaginary or real. Memory – (this) scene – love, require an eye that will want to see them exactly as they truly are.
In relation to genuine experiments that a man performs with heart and body, this performance will endure to be considered a conclusive work.
ABOUT SELMA BANICH
Artist, activist and a happy housewife, lives and works in Zagreb. Co-founder and program coordinator of ekscena, a prize-winning platform for education and research in performing arts. Author, artistic collaborator and performer with OOUR, a Zagreb based collaborative performance group and Trafik, a Rijeka based theater group, member of the First International Institute for Disaster and Chaos and performer with Every house has a door, a Chicago based performance group. When not working in theater, she lives a simple life of an admirer of nature, mankind and Web 2.0.