Thursday 23 September 2010. Part of Guest Presentations.
KOLEKTIVA, Calling? was a film evening presenting KOLEKTIVA’s collection of art videos entitled Fields of the Performative, which reflects on the subject of 'performance for the camera’. The selection of art videos is part of the third edition of the Video in Progress-exhibition project as curated by KOLEKTIVA. The videos feature various formal and conceptual premises present in heterogeneous interpretation of performance in relation to motion picture within contemporary visual art. Everything from a regular performance in front of an audience in a gallery space, to an exhibitionist and voyeuristic presentation of a body as an aesthetic object to the performance of absurd actions and the exploration of identity and social and political roles are all present in this section. A list of the artists included in the collection can be found here.
At ADA this collection of art videos was meant to be viewed as an initiation of ADA’s correspondance with KOLLEKTIVA and functioned as an assignment or an invitation for ADA to reply back to KOLEKTIVA with the video collection Press Play: Taking on Performance, which was shown in Slovenia.