VIDEO ART - Call for entries for the accompanying program to the exhibition: BODY AS A REGIME

14/01/2015 -01/02/2016
IDAHO Belgrade
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All artists are invited to submit their video art (duration: up to 5 minutes) in the form of animation, video collages and novice or experimental videos with a focus on the following theme:

“By the late twentieth century, our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs. The cyborg is our ontology; it gives us our politics. The cyborg is a condensed image of both imagination and material reality, the two joined centers structuring any possibility of historical transformation.” Donna Haraway, A Cyborg Manifesto

KEY WORDS: Cyborg, Hybrid, Avatar

modified body (artificial/virtual/hybrid); political body; body as an object; body as a surface; body as a medium (McLuhan); body/ies and the (public and private) space;

Online applications should be submitted no later than February 1st, 2015., with a subject “Video contest_first_and_last name”. Please send a short biography, a summary of the concept and a link to the website where the video is featured (Vimeo).

The selection of works will be carried out by Una Popović (Museum of Contemporary Art Salon), Miroslav Karić (REMONT), Stevan Vuković (SKC Filmforum), Zoran Ðaković (KCB), and the selected works will be presented on February 20, 2015, within the accompanying program to the exhibition THE BODY AS A REGIME in cooperation with SKC Filmforum.

More details here. (in Serbian)


Main program: Body as a Regime, Podroom Gallery, Cultural Center of Belgrade,

February 5 – February 28, 2015.

Body as a Regime is a project in progress which focuses on research and mapping of the representations of corporeality in the local artistic practices.

Representation of the body is one of the commonplaces in art history. However, the canonical representations of the human (or non-human) body have been moderated by both religious and (since the eighteenth century) scientific discourse (anthropology, biology, sociology, psychology), which favored the production of knowledge by the principle of exclusion of the Other. The objectives of such social strategies were standardization or classification or, even further, the gaining of the control over individuals, an idea that culminated with the rise of totalitarian regimes in the early twentieth century (pseudo-scientific theories on social class and race based on the concept of the human body – e.g. eugenics).

The local social and political climate reflects the perpetual production of discrimination, social exclusion, intolerance and hate speech against anything that deviates from the preset standards or rules. Thus, despite the ongoing global progress of both social and natural sciences, Serbian everyday life is pervaded by a number of retrograde processes whose core is constituted by a carefully positioned biopolitical discourse of neglect, or a moralizing or judgmental attitudes towards variations of the human body (disabled body; modified body- tattoos, cosmetic surgery; sick body - mental disorders, AIDS, cancer, etc.).

Therefore, Body as a Regime is mainly concerned with deliberation on the problems of perception of human or non-human body, insisting on the necessity of comprehensive reflection on the new categories of corporeality as a transformative political potential.

Artists: ARTTERROR, Marjan Andrejević, Isidora Bojović, Ana Đorđević, Nikola Knežević, Nataša Plum, Nada Pleskonjić, Branko Milisković, Nataša Teofilović, Zoran Todorović, Marko Tubić, Borjana Valcić, Srđan Veljović

Curator: Vladimir Bjeličić, art historian
Associate Curator: Senka Latinović, art historian
Event production: IDAHO Belgrade and Cultural Centre of Belgrade
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