Uniforms are a strong element in empowering an identity and encouraging a feeling of belonging to a group. It is a visual, physical, immediate and clear statement. As a child in communist Yugoslavia, on the first day of school and on important holidays we would wear red scarves and navy blue hats with red stars called Titovka. We were pioneers — Tito’s young communists — and most of us didn’t even know what it really meant.
Shoot Me! as the title suggests, transforms the rehearsal into a main event. A small, improvised stage and a ballet tutu are the only elements provided by the artist to the participating volunteers. The volunteers, just like the real ballet dancers, are made to stand in line before entering the stage, making them feel the anxiety, fear and competitiveness that the ballet dancers would feel in that exact moment.
Marta Jovanovic observes, tests and studies the emotions of people — appropriate to the activity of a young and curious artist, but moreover as a woman; what is compelling about the feminine goes beyond the aesthetics of the female body to the intimacy of deeper thoughts, the hidden reflections and secrets that live in every woman.
On 16, Feb 2012 | In Video | By admin
Louis Carroll’s popular novel about a girl whose search for adventure led her into the realm of the grotesque marked the childhood of many. But, quite apart from falling into a rabbit hole – as a metaphor for entering an overpoweringly imaginary location – with her multimedial ambient installation Marta Jovanovic explores what happens when a woman tries to dive deep within her most intimate feelings.