On the trail of liberty is a work that developed during and after the first lockdown that occurred after the breakthrough of the virus covid-19. Through this work, I tried to sonically represent the feelings of departure I felt because of the isolation as well as the joyous feelings that rose up in me when I thought of freedom. The work consists of 7 parts, starting with the feelings inspired by isolation then the feelings of constructed freedom, the middle part is the internal fight of those feelings and the last part represents the normalization of this new world that is in constant fear of the virus and socialization, thus not being free at all. This was my way to try to represent the frustrations with the new isolated normal world brought onto us with the virus covid-19.
Aleksandra Mitrović is a graduate student of Digital arts interested mostly in sound art.
Spaces of Togetherness
exhibition @ cultural center of Belgrade
28.01 – 04.03.2021
Femkanje is a podcast, art and media project, dedicated to contemporary art and culture in Serbia, the former Yugoslavian region and Europe. Focus is on the models of independent production and self-organization in contemporary culture, as well as on media visibility and gender equality in the representation of its actors. Its founders, Bojana S. Knežević and Katarina Petrović, realized numerous shows presenting comprehensive overviews of practices by individual authors or collectives through longer intimate conversations. Guests come from different fields: visual and sound arts, (experimental) music, dramatic and applied arts, activism, education and science. Therefore, Femkanje becomes a network of contemporary, independent cultural and artistic scenes, following the movements of its two authors.
The exhibition Spaces of Togetherness consists of two parts: a sound installation in the gallery space and a new online sound database. The sound installation consists of all the 88 realized Femkanje shows that are mapped onto 18 speakers. The entire installation is accompanied with the list of all the shows and guests, starting from the most recent. Femkanje episodes were previously broadcasted on NOFM radio and published online in the period from March 2013 to February 2018.
This invitation to exhibit and the current situation of the pandemic, allowed us to work on a new archive – reaching out to all former guests to contribute from their homes. The sound database presents a special collection of sound documents from the field of contemporary art and culture, primarily Serbian artists, former guests of Femkanje, artists from the countries of the former Yugoslavia, Europe and beyond. The archive consists of sound works, compositions, sounds from works (videos, performances, installations), as well as audio recordings of plays, readings of dramatic texts and other materials, sound messages of various contents and field recordings.
Guests of Femkanje:
Lukas van der Velden, Annemarie Turk, Doma Art fondacija, Dante Buu, Vitja Gluščhenko, Alexandra Karter, Nika Šaravanja, Jef Guess, Gwenola Wagon, Šu Lea Čeang, Stahl Stenslie, Zane Cerpina, Karen Finley, Nora Turato, Olof van Winden, Michaël Roumen, Margriet Schavemaker, Johan Gustavsson, Iva Čukić, Tao Vrhovec Sambolec, Sandra Tomić i Bojana Milašinović, Jasna Veličković, Manja Ristić, Galerija G12 HUB (Jelena Piljić, Milica Pekić), Mirko Lazović, Luka Tojboj, Robert Pravda, Nataša Kadin, Bogomir Doringer, Branko Milisković, Mesto Žensk (Mara Vujić, Tea Reba, Milija Babić), Lenka Đorojević, Nikola Knežević, TIIIIT! INC (Kristina Lelovac, Jana Stardelova, Jana Kocevska), Isidora Todorović, Vahida Ramujkić, Iva Bekić i Irena Gajić, Svetlana Maraš, U10 Umetnički prostor (Marija Šević, Nina Ivanović, Nemanja Nikolić, Iva Kuzmanović), Ilija Milošević i Vladimir Bjeličić, Jelena Drobac, Tatjana Vukelić, Milan Nenezić, Tina Kaplani, Suna Kažić, Milica Prelić, Maja Uzelac, Vladimir Radinović, Ivana Smiljanić, Milica Popović, Dunja Dačić Dojo i Verglšpil (Nevena Paunović), Ana Nedeljković, Sara Radojković, Dejana Stanojević / Rumenka Super, Bojana Petković, Bojana Bauer, Ksenija Đorđević, Marijana Arađanski, Gabrijela Ivanov Gabe, Zoe Gudović, Galerija 1250 (Iva Brkić, Bojana Jokmanović), Femix (Tatjana Nikolić, Aleksandar Gubaš), Margareta Jelić, Simonida Rajčević, Emma Szabo, Ana Novaković, Ivana Todorović, Milana Zarić, Olga Dimitrijević, Grupa Rouge (Jelena Fužinato, Bojana Stamenković), Andrea Palašti, Biljana Cincarević, Nevena Prijić, Nana Radenković, Marija Ratković, Milica Mešterović, Marčela Zanki, Nuša Đak i Novosadska ženska umetnička banda (Nevena Popović, Ibis Čerimagić, Marija Mandić), Maja Pelević, Maja Atanasijević Zipa Yoma, Marina Marković i Anoreksija.rs (Sonja Milošević, Nevena Paunović i Marija Kulović), TEYOSH, Ana Ćurčin, Žene sa interneta, TKV, Irena Fabri, Lazara Marinković, Ana Seferović, Le Zbor, Marta Popivoda i Nataša Damnjanović, Magdalena Klašnja, Ana Jovanović Vajana, Ida Prester, Tatjana Tatalović Tata, Tijana Todorović, Vanja Bursać, Marko Jevtić, Katarina A. Petrović, Irena Tomažin, Dragana Dobrić, Darija Medić
Authors in the database:
Aleksandra Mitrović, Ana Ćurčin, Ana Seferović & Jovana Backović, Andrea Palašti, Branko Milisković, Dante Buu, Darija Medić, Djejmi Hadrović, Diskusije, Emma Szabó, Efemerne Konfesije, FEMIX, Femkanje, Franciszek Araszkiewicz & Michael Fischer, Gildo Bavčević & Sandra Bradvić, Igor Stangliczky & Marko Batista, Isidora Krstić, Isidora Todorović, Iva Bekić & Tamara Popović, Iva Kuzmanović, Ivana Smiljanić, Jasna Veličković, Jeff Guess, Josseline Black, Karen Finley, Karen Werner, Lenka Đorojević, Lidija & Marija Delić, Lukatoyboy, Maja Pelević & Anja Đorđević, Manja Ristić, Margareta Jelić, Marijana Arađanski, Mariko Hori & Ronald van der Meijs, Marina Džukljev, Marina Marković, Marko Jevtić, Milana Zarić & Richard Barrett, minipogon (Vahida Ramujkić, Tijana Cvetković) / OTG (Lamija Halilagić, Azemina Halilagić), Mirjana Boba Stojadinović, Mirko Lazović, Nevena Prijić Binney, Oliver Hangl,, PonTon, Robert Pravda, Rouge Group(Jelena & Bojana Fužinato), Simonida Rajčević, Stahl Stenslie, Svetlana Maraš, Tiiiit! Inc., Vladimir Bjeličić & Marija Bulubdžić.