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Manja Ristić

Disappearing / work inspired by transience of performing act

Statement: the body of space placed inside me

Relation between space and performer builds its rudiments in notion of habitation. Erasing physical existence of the performer anticipates the primal nature of live performing; where each movement/act behaves as temporary energy intervention. In the harmony with this foundation gradual disappearing of the performer symbolically represents volatility, where the space it self literally abide existence of physical body but shows dynamics and subsistence of intervention, dissolution and transformative process.

In this work sound tend to picture improvisational perceptive as well as transcendental essence while aiming to behave as constant in simulacrum of transience of life. Music performers meeting in hyper space represent relativity of space as a category and number of dimensions set in virtual time objectified only through intuitive interrelatedness, as we know founded only in energy value of the performed sound.


Author: Manja Ristić (artist)

Performers: Manja Ristić (violin), Simonida Rajčević (painter), Mathieu Calleja (percussionist)

Costume design: Magdalena Klašnja

Live video editing: Filip Mikić

Live audio mix: Ivan Acović

DP: Milan Tvrdišić

Live performance supervisor: Dorijan Kolundžija

Holographic consoles: Galerja 12, Belgrade

The piece was performed in March 2011 from two locations Belgrade (Serbia) and Paris (France)

Duration of the performance: 17 min