In the process of preparing the exhibition Future Ecologies / Future in Debris, within the crisis of the global pandemic caused by the Covid 19 virus, we gathered a small team of artists, filmmakers, curators and theorists who will be participating in the exhibition to create a united noise that combines video, sound and different texts resulting from the conversation exchanges about ideas, fears and hopes.
As it was not possible to travel and record new material in the conditions of the pandemic, we shared existing materials, archival records, sound and text in order to reflect and jointly imagine the possible outcomes of issues opened before us by the Future Ecologies project. All content is created through online communication and exchange.
Natalija Vujošević / concept, editing, ideas - an artist and curator based in Montenegro. The focus of her research and practice is the presentation of archives and ideas through exhibition-making, seeking renewed modes of communication, engagement, and understanding through new interpretations and expanded forms. She has led and curated this kind of work on a number of research projects, such as: Comrades / Women’s Movement in Montenegro 1943 - 1953, a research project and exhibition dedicated to the AFŽ archive (the anti-fascist front of women in socialist Yugoslavia); Perceptions / Why Have There Been No Great Men Artists?, British Council Collection in cooperation with the National Museum of Montenegro; Missing Stories / Forced labor in Nazi Germany, with Goethe Institute Belgrade... She is the founder and director of the independent organization, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Montenegro.
Ivan Marković / filming, editing, ideas - a filmmaker born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. His experimental documentary “Centar” had its premiere at Doclisboa in 2018 and received the “Best Newcomer” award at Dokufest. With Linfeng Wu, he co-directed the short film “White Bird” which had its premiere at Berlinale 2016. “From tomorrow on, I will”, a feature he co-directed with Linfeng Wu, premiered at Berlinale Forum 2019 and received the Grand Prize at 2019 Jeonju IFF. As a cinematographer, he shot several feature films including "I was at home, but" by Angela Schanelec which received the Silver Bear at Berlinale 2019. Lives and works between Belgrade and Berlin.
Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica / text, ideas - an artist duo based in Ljubljana, working together since 2012. With their collaborations, they develop a body of works that oscillate between interactive audio-visual installations, set designs, and experiential environments. They explore and critically interpret the ambivalence of the position of the (art) subject in the context of mass media, the digitally constructed realities, and late-capitalist productional, representational, ideological, and symbolic narratives and strategies.
Adrijana Gvozdenović / text, ideas - an artist who is interested in motivations and conditions for artistic activity. Her long-standing projects are contextually defined, often exposed in process, and are mostly realized through experimental publications and performances in collaboration with other artists and researchers in the field. From 2017-2020, she was an associate at the a.pass Research Center (advanced performance and scenography studies) in Brussels. During 2019, she worked on the practice-based, research project Archiving Artistic Anxieties at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerpen. Thanks to these collective and interdisciplinary environments for artistic research, which have resulted in many public events and presentations, her focus of interest in art shifts from the art object/event to the relations that are being enabled and established through art.
Sonja Dragović / text, ideas - a doctoral researcher at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and an activist engaged in supporting local communities in improving the methods and processes of spatial governance. Her research interests lie in urban studies, critical geography, social movements, and participatory spatial practices. She is a member of several activist and research collectives based in Portugal and Montenegro that are dedicated to studying the current approaches to policy and practice of urban development.
Ivana Vujošević / graphics design - is a graphic designer and illustrator. She finished her BA studies in Graphic design at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Montenegro, where she works as a teaching assistant. She is currently finishing her Master thesis at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana. She is based in Podgorica, Montenegro.
Vukša Vujošević / sound engineer - a sound engineer and musician from Montenegro.
Film center of Montenegro is programme partner, together with our implementing partners Fondacija Petrović and Institute of contemporary art.