Ana Vujanović & Bojana Cvejić

Book launch "Toward a Transindividual Self"

Book launch "Toward a Transindividual Self"
Book launch "Toward a Transindividual Self"

20.10.2022

Starting from a concern with the crisis of the social, which coincides with the rise of individualism, the latest publication of Ana Vujanović, Bojana Cvejić Toward a Transindividual Self, examines the process of performing the self, distinctive for the formation of the self in Western neoliberal societies in the 21st century. It approaches the self from a transdisciplinary angle where political and cultural anthropology, performance studies and dramaturgy intersect, and thus critically asks: how is that which distinguishes me as an individual formed in the first place?

During this book launch at the Kaaistudio's, Vujanović and Cvejić invite two guests. Together they'll look into the process of individuation, which precedes and exceeds the individual, encompassing biological, social, and technological conditions of becoming whose real potential is transindividual, or more specifically, social transformation. The evening is moderated by Tom Engels.

• Ana Vujanović is a dramaturge, researcher and writer, based in Berlin and Belgrade. A remarkable part of her work is cultural activism and she has taken part in numerous self-organized, leftist and independent organizations and initiatives in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia, and internationally.

• Bojana Cvejić’ research spans performance theory, philosophy, and dance studies. As a dramaturg, she has collaborated with many choreographers and collectives on performances and independent self-organized platforms for artistic production, theory and education in Europe and former Yugoslavia. Since 2017, she divides her time between Brussels, where she teaches at P.A.R.T.S. and Oslo, where she is Professor at the National Academy of the Arts.