by Branko Miliskovic Categories: Uncategorized
April, May and June 2016
Geneva, Switzerland 2016
Photo by Michaela Schwentner
I can’t think of any job nowadays less payed than working as a performance artist. Even 60 years after FLUXUS and BodyArt have paved the way to this artistic expression, it´s still such a non respectable profession mostly considered as a hobby, except for a very small number of those in their late 60`s. There are no rights, no established standards of quality, no representing venues, no agents and production managers and no regular programs of performance pieces. Some of them are impossible to perform every night, such as theatre or choreographic pieces, due to dangerous, exhausting and health threatening actions as well as due to it´s specific constellations and that automatically means no regular incomes=therefore=no way to earn enough for living, unless teaching at the art academy if politically suitable. Teaching who? A bunch of future jobless artists? If an artist is very lucky, some ”live art” festival is going to invite him/her to perform, no more than once in 5 years (if the festival is lucky to survive) and even that opportunity would be full of compromises with full time employed, bloodless curators and structure of the venue. In 90% of all cases, an artist is performing for CV, in some cases an artist is even obliged to pay to be able to perform for CV. For instance in Germany and Belgium almost all festivals and all free venues are reserved almost exclusively for contemporary choreography and pamphlet theatre. The rest is an entertainment popularly called ”interactive art”. Some pretty radical measures should be taken before this profession is completely marginalised or taken for a grant.
The Song of a Soldier on Watch (WW3 Lili Marlene)
One Man Opera (1st reflex) Workspace Brussels, at Kaaitheater living.
Duration: 35 min
Dramaturge by Jasper Delbecke
February 12, 2016
Photo by Eve Bonneau
Assistance by Mavi Veloso
Branko Milisković’s first upcoming public appearance will be between 2-13 February 2016 during his Artist in Residence program at Workspacebrussels in KAAI studio of KAAI Theatre in Brussels, Belgium.
All the best in 2016 !
Video by: Richard Browne
Edited by: Branko Milisković
Photo by Blazej Marczak
Linklater Rooms at The University of Aberdeen, 30 October 2015
Conference ””Performance Art East, Northeast, West” organised by Amy Bryzgel