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Bojana Knežević

Femkanje - Radio Mapping The Independent Scene (2015)
Audio-visual installation Authors: Bojana S. Knezevic and Katarina Petrovic Radio Mapping the Independent Scene is an audio-visual installation presenting the first season of the radio show / podcast Femkanje. Total of 64 shows, broadcasted on NOFM radio from March 2013 to June 2014, are mapped onto 16 separate speakers and distributed by months of production. All of the radio shows are played simultaneously, giving rise for more then 70 independent authors, of disunited and poorly organized independent cultural scene, to finally be heard in one voice. Radio show / podcast Femkanje is an independent (art and media) project initiated in March 2013 by two artists from Belgrade, Bojana S. Knezevic and Katarina Petrovic. Dissatisfied with insufficient and inadequate media space available for arts and culture, Femkanje set out to present and promote primarily female, but as well male authors, focusing on young and/or independent artists from both Serbia and ex-Yugoslavian region. Without any restrictions and outside of the discriminatory and over-aestheticized visual media communication, the show represents a free dialogue zone, where artistic interventions and connections between authors and audience are easily made. With the idea to open up the media space while promoting gender equality, Femkanje aims to improve and strengthen the cultural and independent scene in Serbia, that is - to network and educate young authors from the country and further. The shows are designed to present a comprehensive overview of one author or collective, through an intimate hour-long conversation. Our guests come from many different areas including visual arts, sound art, (experimental) music, drama and applied arts, activism, education and science among others. Additionally, what became apparent after three years of work is a profiled curatorial approach resulting in an alternative mapping of the independent regional art scene. The second season of radio shows have started in September 2015 and Femkanje, now as a podcast, publishes a new show two times a month. The new series is accompanying two authors Bojana S. Knezevic and Katarina Petrovic, in different countries and is combining two distinct perspectives through conversation with independent artists from Serbia and abroad. Radio Mapping The Independent Scene / exhibitions: June 2016 (upcoming) 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia – U3, curated by Boris Groys, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2015 21st International Festival of Contemporary Arts - City of Women Exhibition Zig Zag, curated by Lenka Đorojević, Škuc gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Perfect Man (2012)
Short documentary Duration: 26 min Four gay men from Serbia anonymously share their fantasies about the perfect man. This short film is an honest story about love and passion – told by those who have to hide it. Short documentary The Perfect Man is created as a series of video confessions, about a seemingly harmless topic, which in their visualization and content provide an overview of the position of LGBT community in Serbia. Director, editor, camera: Bojana S. Knezevic Music: Damjan Los “Gej Lepotan” Graphic design: Jelena Drobac Sound postproduction: Ivan Kadelburg Projections / exhibitions: 2015 7th Kastav Film Festival, Kastav, Opatia,Croatia 2014 IDAHO films, IDAHO Belgrade, UK Parobrod, Belgrade, Serbia ‘Project Differences –retrospective’, The Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (MSUV), Novi Sad,Serbia KINO EUROPA, Zagreb, Croatia 2013 Crazygoat Promotions, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK 2012 Femix Fest 2012, Culture centre REX, Belgrade, Serbia Videomedeja (16th International Video Festival), Studio M, Novi Sad, Serbia

Look at You! (2011)
11 – channel video installation This project is based on exploration of the concept of fear visualization, therefore methods of its evocation through contemporary audio-visual media. Contemporary visualization of fear has been closely connected with horror films. Through their retrospective observation and study, we are able to trace the development of audio-visual methods used to evoke fear and uneasiness to audience. Specific focus of this artwork is theoretical and historical context of using children’s characters in order to cause fear, following the question about possible correlation between the former and irrational fear of children - pedophobia. Video installation Look at You!, examines the possibilities and limits of perceptual transformation of the given element and its context. The video puts an observer to the test, indicating mass, often unfounded use of child characters in horror films as a trigger for desired emotional reaction. Operating with scenes in which child characters appear, the video removes action and horrifying visualization. From horror films villains, child characters adopt only severe attitude and fixed gaze on their victim. From that point, an observer decides whether to undergo transformation into the role of a target of objective observation and to experience the horror or stay aside, comprehending purely audio-visual aesthetics of the artwork. Performers (Children's theatre - Happy Turtle): Krsman Bajic, Andrej Beljanski, Danilo Pivac, Luka Novkovic, Sergej Gluscevic, Pavle Hrncic, Mateja Dikosavljevic, Teodora Madzarac, Nikola Naglic, Nađa Ilic, Masa Ludoski, Laura Todorovic, Marko Cirilovic Camera: Aleksandar Ramadanovic Sound design: Anton Beres, Bojana S. Knezevic, Jana Marinkov (singer) Exhibitions: 2011 40th Novi Sad Salon ‘Energy Plus’,The Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia Aesthetics of Fear (Video installation Look at You), ‘Art Klinika’ Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia SEE VIDEO ART FESTIVAL, Gallery MC, New York City Science Festival, Central Campus of the University of NoviSad, Serbia



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