Coins – Or how to create value
Gildo Bavčević conducts a multipart performance from the series Coins (as well including Plastic Man Machine, 2015; Vertigo, 2013; Profit vs. Welfare, 2011), in which since 2011 he has been constantly working to develop new approaches to the critic and prospectives of the monetary system and its influence on the society, art and culture. While Sandra Bradvić simultaneously comments the actions, hinting at historic references and questioning at the same time both, the artist’s and the curator’s attempt of reflexion and contextualization.
The performance Coins – Or how to create value was originally conceived for and performed at Manifesta 11, Cabarait der Künstler, Zunfthaus Voltaire, in Zurich, Switzerland, 2016 and later at the FIUK Festival, Koprivnica, Croatia 2016. The text is written, compiled and read by Sandra Bradvić. The composition for violin was composed and played by Petra Hrnjak Skroza. Beethoven’s Ode to Joy (1824) is sung by Tina Keserović, in the performance EU sleeps by Gildo Bavčević and Tina Keserović, Athens, Greece 2015. Beethoven’s Ode to Joy (1824) is sung Tina Keserović and was originally performed and recorded for the performance EU sleeps by Gildo Bavčević and Tina Keserović, Athens, Greece 2015. Sound and image recording by Bojan Koštić, @ FIUK Festival, Koprivnica, Croatia, 2016. The performance uses audio recordings from the performance series Coins by Gildo Bavčević. Image editing and sound design by Gildo Bavčević, 2021. Image credit: Bojan Koštić