schlag die sorgen mit der feier! / 

beat the worries by partying!

video installation with live performance 

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©️BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art

During the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 90s a new music genre and party culture, named "turbo-folk", emerged. The rhythm is catchy and the eroticised bodies of female singers sparkle and glisten. It is a provocative celebration among arms and piles of money dominated the media space while Serbia was not only financially and politically troubled, but also facing a deep identity crisis. The performance with video installation schlag die sorgen mit der feier! / beat the worries by partying! offers the authors personal insight both into visual, musical and lyrical aspects of the ”turbo-folk” scene, as well as the memories of individuals whose childhood was marked by the flourishing of this specific pop-culture.

direction & performance: Višnja Sretenović / music: Luka Papić / video: Višnja Sretenović & Klara Stoyanova / dramaturgy: Heike Bröckerhoff & Nikola Jovanović

 

at:

MS Stubnitz, Hamburg, 2016;

BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art - project space BALTIC 39, Newcastle GB2017

 

HAUPTSACHE FREI - Festival for Contemporary Performing Arts, Hamburg, 2017

 T R A I L E R 

i n t e r v i e w 

press The Guardian

press Baltic 39

 

schlag die sorgen mit der feier! / beat the worries by partying! is a production of Višnja Sretenović in coproduction with MS Stubnitz funded by The Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg & Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.

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