Performance by björnsonova: Healed from 2015

2 / 2 / 2024 18h
Curated by: Jen Kratochvil, Tjaša Pogačar, Jelisaveta Rapaić

Performance by björnsonova & Tamara Antonijević, Lucia Kvočáková, Lucie Mičíková, Nik Timková & Zuzana Žabková

Shapeshifting entity and collective bjornsonova, has been very convincingly managing to bring out the softest parts of us while bluntly addressing radical steps needed for achieving actual change for a better and more mindful environment and coexistence. They have been seducing our intimate thoughts, comforting our fears, building pathways, channeling girlhood, playing nostalgic tunes, performing magic, believing in miracles and composing the soundtrack to their own picture. With the upcoming glossary they will allow for the veil between the tangible and the mystical to be sheer once again, and invite you to join them on a quest for answers about past, present, future, love, loss, victory, money, home, travel, and whatever else your needy heart desires. On this journey we will revisit texts and language assigned to inhuman entities, objects and beings, activated through a glossary combining autofiction, research, quotations and fun facts, channeled by bjornsonova and her counterparts. The glossary, beside the magical stories, anecdotes and confessions, will also function as fortune telling tools by Tamara Antonijević, Lucia Kvočáková, Lucie Mičíková, Nik Timková and Zuzana Žabková who will be guiding us through its pages on a quest for answers. This time, they will be bringing a special guest with them, to be brought to life by our collective efforts on a lucky Friday evening. Until then, the card number 13 will be divided, inactive, and offering herself as a space for gathering, sitting in silence, coloring, doodling, mind mapping, exploring, getting lost and communicating. Bjornsonova invites you to take part in bringing this card to life; the card that represents the ones who invited themselves, whose name is missing from the table with its guests names, the one that lives on the floor that is erased from hotel elevators, the death- that foretells upcoming change.

As part of the performative program of the exhibition …and they lived…