Opening: 26th of September, 2023, 20.30h
26th of September - 1st of October, 2023.
Ja sam ranjivost / I am Vulnerability
Artists-curators: Kota Davudova, Nu Simakina & AI artist endléa
Vulnerability is always somewhere around us. What does she look like? In what contexts do we experience it and what should we do with this feeling?
As expat curators in Serbia, we are acutely aware of vulnerability. Having lost stability, not fully understanding what awaits us next, we nevertheless want to look at the vulnerable situation from a different angle. This is a special condition, and it seems important to us that it brings not only pain, but also a resource of strength.
The exhibition will revolve around a lyrical heroine named Vulnerability. Who is Vulnerability? Is she a sensation or a state? Does she come from inside or from outside? We want to get face to face with her, materialize, look into her eyes and – become friends.
We imagine Vulnerability as a person, we want to feel her character, find her “hero arch”. To do this, we will collaborate with an artist working with artificial intelligence: AI will voice over works of art, offering new sound variations every day based on the visual of the exhibition and text tags, thus placing works of art in a new context every day. The works of artists interpreting the image of vulnerability will be daily placed in different environments: vulnerability & domestic violence, vulnerability & nature, vulnerability & war, and so on.
It is important for us to say that we are against violence and war and any form of discrimination. We welcome art works that support the anti-war agenda and talk about how vulnerable war makes us.
The exhibition was gathered together through an open call and includes artists from all over the world who relate to vulnerable groups in one way or another. We would like to give a voice to those who are often not given that voice.
Each day the sound atmosphere of the exhibition is going to change, exploring new contexts that we feel vulnerable in.
Alex Slon, Carolina Dutca and Valentin Sidorenko, Anton Palamar, Anastasiia Vlasova, Mila Nishatova, Marina Tasić, Slava Ptrk, Sasha Kochetkova,Sasha Kochetkova, Lada Uchaeva, Masha Luch, Kristina Razumova,, Igor Ost, Anastasia Rykunova, Khvost, Lida Pavlova, Poline Polnimer, Nadia Tropillo, Alina Gombats, Paulina Masevnina, Ksenija Timofejeva, Mikhail Leshchov, Anton Ketov, Julia Shuvchinskaya, Tanya Kovalevich, Anastasia Albokrinova,
Tuesday: Feeling vulnerable in society when you don’t fit in
Wednesday: Feeling vulnerable when interacting with the big city and its big object
Thursday: Feeling vulnerable in intimacy when you experience strong emotions and are open about them
Friday: Feeling vulnerable when faced with forces of nature
Saturday: Feelings of vulnerability, fear, horror, loss during war
Sanday: Feeling vulnerable to facing an unknown, uncertain future
There will be different events at the exhibition all week, you can follow the link for updates:
A theatre director, performance artist. Graduated from RGISI’20 (puppet theater directing, Yana Tumina class), creates performances, exhibitions, festivals, basing on optics and magic practices – as a means to expose the energetic essence of art and to give it the power to influence reality. Author of performances in Serbia, rep. Buryatia, and Russia; co-author of the Belgrade festivals “The VVIL” and «Portae».
A performance artist and curator. Graduated from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music(Moscow) with a degree in Folk Choir Director. Works in such genres as site-specific theatre, performance – classical, voice, dance – video art, participatory art practices, primarily using music and bodily practices. She has presented her works at the VII Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, «The Access Point» festival, Blazar Young Art Fair, VI Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and «Archstoyaniye 2022» festival. Was a resident of the spaces „Station“ in Kostroma, „Zarya“ in Vladivostok, the Meyerhold Center in Moscow. As a curator worked on II Microbiennale of Horizontal Initiatives and Ren Convention in Moscow, and THE VVIL festival, Digital/Natural festival and Embo(e)d(d)ied tekhno party in Belgrade. Co-curator of «Free From cooperative». Lives and works in Belgrade.
AI artist: endléa is a drone/ambient project of Siberian sound artist.
Started in 2019, endléa creates different kinds of drone & ambient music, using modular synthesizers, field recordings, tape loop processing coupled with a wide range of acoustic instruments. The main idea of the project is to study the influence of sound forms and states on human consciousness, as well as to study sound as a crystallized fragment of time, with the help of which you can immerse yourself deeper and rethink the necessary aspects of life. In addition to the sound project, endléa has been a Machine Learning Researcher for over 5 years, predominantly working with sound tasks such as speech synthesis, emotion recognition, and so on.
In his work, endléa will work with generative neural network models and modular synthesizers on sound art for each of the exhibition’s works.
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