Interdisciplinary Conference


in Art & Science

27-29 September 2023, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta

Event Hours: 28/09/2023 (18:45)
Location: Central Courtyard [Y]
Vlasta Žanić

I spin until I lose my balance and fall to the floor. After a few moments I rise to my feet and repeat the process until the dizziness causes me to fall again. I continually provoke a state in which I free myself from gravity, orientation, security and predictability. With every new spin, I start from the beginning, from the symbolic zero, in anticipation of some ‘new me’ and my newly established or forgotten settings. I perceive the time spent on the ground after the fall as my reset, returning me to my basic, ‘factory’ settings. With each iteration, I establish a new balance, and try to become aware of and understand it. In this way, I question and provoke my own personality and creativity. I invite the audience to join me in this performative act, repeating with me the process of spinning, falling and rising, in order to encounter the work through their own physical experience.

Curated by Olga Majcen Linn & Sunčica Ostoić, KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis

Vlasta Žanić
In her artistic practice, Vlasta Žanić (Zagreb, Croatia) explores materials, spaces and people, visualizing the relationships and energies between them. The topics she deals with range from self-referential and feminist themes to theoretical and conceptual explorations of life, gender, death, and society. Her practice includes sculpture, installation, video works, site-specific projects, live performances, and happenings. She graduated at the Sculpture department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, 1991, where she is now a professor. Since 1990 Žanić has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, participated in film and performance festivals, and attended artist-in-residence programs. Her contributions to the art world have earned her several prestigious awards.


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