Staying alive, the latest work of choreographer Jasna L. Vinovrski, reflects upon the issues of order and control in migration of human and non human entities. It questions how the juridical apparatus of the law, which today has a crucial role in the control of the migration processes, has been affected and perpetuated by the production of knowledge and discourse around the subject of migration.
Throughout this process, the I pad as personal technological device, has had a very important role as an agent of control over the performers body. Gradually the body enters the sate of stress, which persists and increases throughout the whole piece. Constant recreation of the fragile and precarious situations for the performer reflects the idea about the state of emergency, which as W. Benjamin says:
“the tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not exception but the rule.”
Idea, choreography & performance: Jasna L. Vinovrski
Collaborators: Mini I Pad, the books
Music: Bee Gees "staying alive"
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This work was created within larger project "Migrant Bodies", which was supported by the programme EU Culture 2007-2013.