Vlatka Horvat [HR/GB]
15th Extraordinary Congress
The Croatian artist and performer Vlatka Horvat invites 7 artists, born in different republics of the former Yugoslavia, to sit at a table and exchange stories and anecdotes, facts and rumours, reflections and thoughts about a country in which all of us grew up, but which no longer exists. Sifting through their shared memories as well as through versions of events remembered and understood differently, they try to unpack the story of Yugoslavia – approaching the question of “what happened there” from a range of different perspectives. Through an improvised exchange lasting several hours, they recount events large and small, excavating bits of their shared history from realms both political and personal. The piece unfolds a complex narrative in which contradictions and inconsistencies sit side by side – decidedly unresolved and open – in a state of tension, dialogue and play.
participants in Brussels Maja Bekan, Bojana Cvejic, Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld, Ivana Jozic, Vjosa Musliu, Ana Stegnar, Vlatka Horvat | moderator Tine Van Aerschot
15th Extraordinary Congress (London) was co-commissioned by LIFT and 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions. A House on Fire Project, supported by the Cultural Programme of the European Union and the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England and presented with Battersea Arts Centre