Intervju za onlajn magazin SUPERVIZUELNA. Razgovor vodio Žolt Kovač

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RAZGOVORI / Branko Milisković / ATTENTION ! HERE I AM

Prva samostalna izložba Branka Miliskovića u Beogradu je održana u galeriji G12Hub od 18. novembra do 2. decembra. Pored postavke u galeriji Branko je izveo tri performansa tokom trajanja izložbe. Njegovi performansi su visoko estetizovani i često na granici teatra, opere i performansa. Za Branka je sve važno: kostim, šminka, kretanje, svetlo, interakcija sa publikom, sadržaj, izvedba i zato on za sebe kaže da nije samo performer, već da je “direktor celog koncepta i izvođenja”. Razgovaramo o performansima koje je izveo, o reakciji beogradske publike u odnosu na publiku iz Brisela, Hamburga i Marseja, o stanjima u koje performer dugotrajnih performansa ulazi i o novim planovima.

http://www.supervizuelna.com/razgovori-branko-miliskovic-attention-here-i-am/

Razgovor vodio i transkribovao Žolt Kovač

THE SONG OF A SOLDIER ON WATCH (WW3 LILI MARLENE) @G12 HUB

Camera by Tina Marić

THE SONG OF A SOLDIER ON WATCH ( WW3 LILI MARLENE )

In the piece “The Song of Soldier on Watch (WW3 Lili Marlene)” he seems to incarnate both, the figure of the mythical heroine from the song as well as the figure of the soldier who wrote it. In 1915 Hans Leip, a German poet and playwright called to join the army and fight on Eastern front during World War I, wrote lyrics for the song than entitled “The Girl Under the Lantern” which later on, especially during the World War II, became extremely popular by the name Lili Marlene. During the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941, Radio Belgrade became Soldatensender Belgrad and broadcasted programs to entertain the German armed forces. This song was played frequently and was also very popular on both sides of the front line. “Lili Marlene’’ was presumably one of the first songs of which one thought it could lead to an individual and collective resistance of the soldiers on the front.

Part of a text written by Dobrila Denegri for an exhibition Theatre of Life, CSW/CoCA, Torun, Poland 2012. p. 89

Concept & performance by Branko Milisković
Performed on the 02nd of December 2014 , 19:00 – 21:00 / Duration: 2 hours
Song: “Lili Marlene”(Lili Marleen), written by Hans Leip (1915), set to the music by Norbert Schultze (1938), firstly recorded by Lale Andersen (1938)
Instrumental composed by Anton Karas.
Thanks to Radio Belgrade and Dejan Ivanović for rare audio materials.
Thanks to G12 HUB, Milica Pekić, Jelena Piljić, Ivan Bulbuk, thanks to Branislav Pećaranin
Special thanks to Anđela Grabež, Jelena Bokić, Helen Schröder and to my parents for various organizational as well as financial supports.

Past performances:
October 2011 at Bains Connective, Brussels, Belgium
November 2011 at Les Petit Bain, Paris, France
May 2012 at CSW/CoCA, Center for Contemporary Arts, Torun, Poland
June 2012 at Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
July 2013 at Zeitraumexit, Mannheim, Germany
June 2014 at Gallery Metropolis, Paris, France

Upcoming performance:
8th February 2015, FRAC #6, Comedie de Reims-Centre dramatique national, Reims, France

www.g12hub.com

Branko Milisković & Helen Schröder in ”HAVE YOU COMMITTED GENOCIDE !?” @G12 HUB, Belgrade

Camera by Senja Vild

Video edited by Branko Milisković

In this scene, Helen Schröder and Branko Miliskovic, representing two distinctive bodies of fictional persona HERR MILISKOVIC, are approaching each other with a bottle of champaign and two glasses, opening a bottle, purring champaign into champaign glasses and very gently asking each other a question Have You committed Genocide !? They are repeating the same question over and over again, getting faster and faster, producing a very bizarre ‘’singing dialogue’’, which by an intensive repetition and serialism at certain point, can become a surreal mantra. This repetitive dialogue is getting louder as time progresses, eventually reaching a culmination half an hour later. For Branko Miliskovic, this performance is one of the most significant performances in his carrier, since the simplicity of an image and yet hardcore work are getting together, questioning this incredibly notorious question for both nations, German and Serbs, problematizing the absurdity of an individual as well a collective responsibility and guilt.

Performance by Branko Milisković
with Helen Schröder and Branko Milisković
Original scene from theatre production HERR MILISKOVIC ( Life of an Intruder )
coproduced by Kampnagel, Hamburg
Saturday 29th November 2014 , at 20:00
Duration / 30 minutes
G12 HUB, Belgrade, Serbia
Original costumes by Jules Hepp
Original stage design and props by Swen Erik Scheuerling
Adapted for G12 HUB by Branko Milisković

www.g12hub.com

ATTENTION ! HERE I AM ( G12 HUB, Beograd ) 18 Nov – 02 Dec 2014

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Galerija 12 HUB
Samostalna izložba umetnika Branka Miliskovića
ATTENTION ! HERE I AM
18. novembra – 02. decembra 2014
svakim danom osim nedelje od 12 do 20h
Otvaranje 18. novembra u 20h Karađorđeva 59, Beograd

Galerija12HUB sa ponosom najavljuje prvu samostalnu izložbu umetnika Branka Miliskovića u Beogradu. U okviru bogatog programa izložbe beogradska publika će biti u prilici da vidi uživo izvođenja tri performansa: Policijski čas, Da li ste počinili genocid!? i Pesma vojnika na straži, ali i neke od najznačajnijih radova autora nastalih u predhodnih par godina.

Branko Milisković jedan je od retkih domaćih autora mlađe generacije koji je svoj rad posvetio formi performansa. Kroz visoko stilizovanu i do detalja zanatski usavršenu formu izvođenja autor problematizuje niz aktuelnih društvenih i političkih tema od pitanja roda do odnosa pojedinca i struktura vlasti i moći. Kroz seriju radova umetnik gradi karakter performera koji se desubjektivizuje i postaje simbol, instrument koji izgledom, glasom i pokretom gledaoca suočava sa društveno-političkim ambijentom savremenog trenutka. Pojavno karakter bez roda, porekla, određenja, Miliskovićev performer posreduje slike, situacije i istorijske citate, suočavajući nas sa sopstvenim predrasudama i utvrđenim interpretacijama dominatnih društvenih narativa. Upravo hrabrost u izboru i obradi tema, veština u izvođenju i sposobnost transformacije značenja poznatih izvora iz prošlosti, izdvaja rad Branka Miliskovića kao umetnika sa jedinstvenim doprinosom u daljoj razradi forme i uloge performansa na umetničkoj sceni Srbije.

Program izložbe:

18. novembar u 20h – Performans Policijski čas. Okupljanje publike u galeriji 19:30-20:00, u 20:00 se zaključavaju vrata galerije i nije moguće ulaziti niti napuštati prostor galerije za vreme trajanja performansa. Performans predviđa učešće publike. Trajanje performansa aproksimativno 30 min.

20. novembra u 18h – Stručno vođenje kroz izložbu i razgovor sa umetnikom Brankom Miliskovićem

29. novembar u 20h – Performans ”HAVE YOU COMMITTED GENOCIDE !?”– uz Branka Miliskovića učestvuje specijalna gošća iz Hamburga, umetnica Helen Schröder.

02. decembar od 19 do 21h – Performans “The Song of a Soldier on Watch” (WW3 Lili Marlene) prvi put u Beogradu posle Brisela, Toruna, Pariza, Hamburga i Manhajma. Ovaj performans će ujedno zatvoriti izložbu.

BIOGRAFIJA

Branko Milisković rođen 1982. godine u Beogradu/Srbija. Nakon završetka Srednje arhitektonske škole, Milisković je studirao Višu politehničku školu, odsek za industrijski dizajn, kao i Fakultet likovnih umetnosti u Beogradu, klasa Mrđana Bajića. Krajem 2007. godine dobija stipendiju holandske Vlade i nastavlja studije na Kraljevskoj akademiji umetnosti u Hagu/Holandija na kojoj je 2009. godine diplomirao. Master studije je završio 2012. godine na Akademiji umetnosti HFBK u Hamburgu/Nemačka u klasi Jeanne Faust (Žan Faust). Branko Milisković trenutno živi i radi na relaciji Nemačka-Srbija-Francuska, reprezentovan od strane Les Halles (Brisel) i Kampnagel (Hamburg). Svoje performanse i izložbe realizovao je u Italiji, Nemačkoj, Belgiji, Francuskoj, Austriji, Srbiji, Izraelu, Rusiji, Poljskoj, Finskoj, Norveškoj, Holandiji, Indoneziji i Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama.