Uferstudios Wedding Hof Stage
Photos: Milica Nikolić

Failure as Practice

Interventionen by Darko Dragičević , City Guerilla Belgrade, Berlin Artists
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2019

An error is simply a failure to adjust immediately from a preconception to an actuality. John Cage

Failure is something we are ashamed of, we want to hide it, make it unnoticeable. Success integrates; while failure means being rejected by society. But what happens when non-normative bodies come into the picture, opening up new spaces of counterhegemonic opportunity? These new possibilities could mark the shifts of existing configurations by rearranging the hegemonic dominance of the state, institutions and normative politics as alternative ethical views. »Failure as Practice« is a series of site-specific interventions aiming to create different, parallel lines of communality by means of resisting the general valorization of success.

Concept, artistic direction: Darko Dragičević | Artistic cooperation, performance: Christina Ciupke, Shannon Cooney, Joséphine Evrard, Jule Flierl, Zeina Hanna, Dragana Krtinić, Zorica Milisavljević, Lulu Obermayer, Martin Sonderkamp, Mirjana Utvić | A production of Goethe-Instituts Belgrad, coproduction: Tanzfabrik Berlin.

Duration one hour each

Darko Dragičević

Darko Dragičević was born in Belgrade and lives in Berlin. He has shown his work internationally since 2003. In terms of an expanded practice of performance, choreography and film, he is involved in interdisciplinary projects and cross-media collaborations. His most recent works include performance projects «Silent Trio» with Christina Ciupke, «Exhaustion and Exhuberance», and «Lie & Theft as Practice» published as a book by Goethe-Institut Serbia. Darko Dragičević teaches at institutions such as DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts, ZZT/HfmT Köln, Folkwang Universität Essen, Y-Institut/Hochschule der Künste Bern and Tanzquartier Wien.  darkodragicevic.com

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