Tuesday, 6. 12.
18.30, Old Power Station
Video performance (10′ in a loop) and installation of documentary material
In 2021, eight (women) artists blew up a replica of the Aljaž Tower in the Gabrovec quarry in collaboration with a certified blasting contractor. The explosion was a response to the increasingly nationalistic and conservative social climate in Slovenia. In a subversive move, the artists staged a fake terrorist action to question the current social situation.
𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝. It is an iconoclastic gesture, which is, by definition, the result of a revolt – most often against religious, political, or racial injustices. This gesture is multifaceted: on the one hand, it breaks with canonical thinking, on the other, the destruction of a symbol can re-establish that very symbol in a new, wider historical context.
In addition to the footage of the action projected on the big screen, there will be extensive documentation on the course of the action, all those involved, and all the complications.
Artists:Urška Brodar, Tajči Čekada, Tina Dobnik, Meta Grgurevič, Olja Grubić, Betina Habjanič, Barbara Kukovec, Katarina Stegnar,
𝘼𝙩 𝙖 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙨𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙮 𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙮 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙛𝙛, 𝙖 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙜𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙮. – Eight artists
Art historian Noah Charney has written on the Peak in “From Virtual Terrorism Comes Unobjectionable Iconoclasm”. http://www.cityofwomen.org/sl/node/19309