9th October 2023, 4-6pm
Exhibition opening at IPTAR Arts&Society
A documentary public art project by Zoe Beloff in collaboration with Eric Muzzy
Curated by Tracey Simon, Aneta Stojnić and Natasha Kurchanova
IPTAR Arts&Society is happy to welcome our community back into the realm of in person events!
Exhibition opening with wine & cheese
followed by Q&A with the artists and a special guest Renee King, one of the participants in the @work project
Visual artist Zoe Beloff, the archivist of Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society, brings us her latest project inspired by the dedication and heroism of New York City’s essential workers during the pandemic. @WORK is a documentary public art project celebrating the working people of New York by giving them a platform to share their thoughts about their work, their world and their dreams for the future.
21st September 2023
Stay tuned for my new podcast:
Voices from Room: Podcast for Analytic Action
We are thrilled to launch Voices from ROOM: A Podcast for Analytic Action. On this podcast, writers, poets, activists, artists, and analysts who have contributed to ROOM converse about their work and the complex problems our world faces. ROOM: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action is an award-winning interdisciplinary magazine conceived as an agent of community building and transformation. The podcast is co-hosted by Aneta Stojnić and Isaac Slone furthers ROOM’s mission to highlight psychoanalysis as an important lens for social discourse.
10th February 2022, 2pm (GMT)
Transdisciplinary Professional Practices in Arts
Lecture by Aneta Stojnić at Manchester School of Art
8th February 2022, 7pm (GMT)
Performativity in the Consulting Room: Brechtian Reflections on Psychoanalytic Frame
Lecture by Aneta Stojnić at Headstrong Counselling, London
Reflecting on my background in performing arts and theory prior to my analytic training, this talk will look into connections I have noticed between psychoanalysis and performing
arts/performance studies. Such resonances emerge from actual practice on the one hand and, on the other, thoughts concerning the analytic community’s place and role in contemporary society. Drawing on the argument that the analytic frame is always already a medium, a virtual stage for psychic reality, I will focus on the performative aspects of the analytic situation that correspond with Brechtian theatre tradition and specifically the notion of “Vrfremdungseffekt” (the estrangement effect).
29th July, 2021, 1.00pm (EDT)
52nd IPA Congress, The Infantile: It’s Multiple Dimensions
Double Exposure: Performance of Self in Cyber-Frame
Presenters: Aneta Stojnić and Sam Samper
Drawing on the argument that the analytic frame is always already a medium, a virtual stage for psychic reality, this panel focuses on the performative aspects of infantile desire and phantasy that have been prompted, enhanced and brought forward by the shift to a cyber-frame.
15th July, 2021, 8.00pm EDT
Our First Fundraising Gala
ROOM Live! is a celebration of creativity, activism, and psychoanalysis. JOIN US for a live-on-Zoom celebration of poetry, music, and prose featuring a few of ROOM’s own players:
Live mucis: Eric Chasalow and Barbara Cassidy; live prose: Lara Sheehi; live poetry: Eugene Mahon, Abraham Velazquez Jr.
COMMUNITY ACTION: Engage! Empower! Transform!
Envision making more ROOM! Get tickets here.
12th May 2020, 7.30pm via ZOOM
Child Therapist at Work Series
Presenter: Aneta Stojnić
Discussant: Laura Kleinerman
Aneta Stojnić will present a child case involving issues of grief. She will describe how the child was impacted by the pandemic and how the treatment continued remotely. Laura Kleinerman will be the discussant for the case.
11th November 2019, 7.30pm
IPTAR, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program: Visiting Faculty Series
“Container/Contained: Addressing Aggression in Middle School Support Groups”
A Panel Discussion by IPTAR Candidate Group Leaders Masha Mimran, Ph.D, Aneta Stojnić, Ph.D, Joseph Thometz, Ph.D with Carla Rentrop, Ph.D.
13th September 2019, 6-8pm
IPTAR, Friday Night Papers
“Container/Contained: Addressing Aggression in Middle School Support Groups”
A Panel Discussion by IPTAR Candidate Group Leaders Masha Mimran, Ph.D, Aneta Stojnić, Ph.D, Joseph Thometz, Ph.D with Carla Rentrop, Ph.D.
The work of IPTAR Candidates in the On-Site School Program, both in individual therapy and in
groups, has been an invaluable component of psychoanalytic training at IPTAR for 17 years.
This panel discussion will focus on work at a middle school for economically disadvantaged,
intellectually gifted students in midtown Manhattan. Dr. Carla Rentrop, along with three
candidates, Masha Mimran, Aneta Stojnić, and Joseph Thometz, will discuss their support
groups at the school, focusing on the topic of aggression and its derivatives in group process.
26th July 2019, 15.15-16.45
51st IPA Congres, London 2019, 24-17th July
In the program of Small Discussion Groups I will present within the ROOM roundtable: Femininities in Psychoanalysis and Politics Rutherford
Four writers for Room: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action discuss femininities as they are both shaping and being transformed by current political currents. Together, they explore repair in non-heteronormative feminine identities, female sadism in the maintenance of authoritarianism, and sexual integration in both psychoanalysis and religion. Chair: Richard Grose; Presenters: Jeri Isaacson, Elizabeth Evert, Ellen Marakowitz, Aneta Stojnić.
You can read the essay I will present here.
23rd July 2019, 15.30
ICA 2019: 21st International Congress of Aesthetics – July 22-26, 2019
Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade
Thought-Action Figures #17: Happy Perfumatives
After Utherct and New York TAFs are coming to Belgrade!
At the Lecture Performance Festival at ICA 2019, McKenzieStojnić will premier the lates episode of TAFs.
10th December 2018, 7pm
Thought-Action Figures Episode 11: Kosmograms
Segal Theatre, CUNY Graduate center
5th Avenue between 34-35St, New York
Within the event Performing Knowledge: A Day of Lecture Performances
McKenzieStojnić will premier new episode of TAFs.
4th November 2018, 5-7pm
IPTAR Conference Room, 1651 3rd Avenue, New York
Roundtable: A Conversation for Analytic Action
We are pleased to invite you to the fifth ROOM ROUNDTABLE where we will hear recent authors offer brief statements about their thinking.
Join the discussion with: Joe Cancelmo, Michael Diamond, Carolyn Ellman, Aneta Stojnić and Isaac Tylim
22nd September 2018, at 6pm
IPTAR, 1651 3rd Avenue, New York
“InPrint” book presentations of iptar authors in 2017/18
23 May 2018, at 15h
Parnassos, Kruisstraat 201, Utrecht, Netherlands
Lecture performance by Jon McKenzie & Aneta Stojnic
TiM (Transitions in Motion) in collaboration with the Department of Theatre Studies (UU) and the Centre for the Humanities invites SPRING’s Festival Fellow Jon McKenzie and Aneta Stojnic for a lecture-performance at the Theaterzaal of Parnassos (Kruisstraat 201, Utrecht).
My new book has just been published:
Regimes of Invisibility in Contemporary Art, Theory and Culture: Image, Racialization, History , eds. Marina Gržinić, Aneta Stojnić, Miško Šuvaković, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
12th September 2017
Polet Gallery, Belgrade
On the occasion of celebrating five years of “AM Art and Media” journal I’ll be digitally co-present via cyberspace: live from New York!
9th August 2017 at 12h
Video “Into the Now” by Marina Gržinić & Aina Šmid ft. Aneta Stojnić will be shown as part of the event Solipsism Revisited – Counter Strategies curated by Walter Seidl
10 – 14th July 2017
IFTR conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil
Presenting within the working group Choreography and Corporeality, paper topic: “Is there a Post-human Performer?”
8 – 12th June 2017
PSi #23 conference in Hamburg: OverFlow
Performance Philosophy working group topic: Philosophy of the Refugee (and/or, Philosophies and Refugees)
7th June at 18h 2017
panel discussion with jan jagodzinski, Martin G. Weiss, Marina Gržinić and Aneta Stojnić within the exhibition Radical Contemporaneity at KUNSTRAUM LAKESIDE
11th May at 18.30h
25th January at 19h
Digital age: Digital Art
Panel discussion at Dom Omladine Belgrade
with Aneta Stojnić, Maja Stanković and Nataša Teofilović
22nd December at 19h
Dislocations – the Desert of the Social
Open Space STATUS ARTISTIC SURVEY: FILM AND VIDEO SCREENING
Curated by Aneta Stojnić
With Steven Ball & Rastko Novaković; Marina Gržinić & Aina Šmid; Sophie Hoyle
Venue: Raum D / Q21/ MuseumsQuartier Wien
18th December 2016 at 20h
CZKD, Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade
Learning play “New People”, Cho Delat
10th December 2016 at 20h
Alternative Film/Video Festival
Akademski filmski centar, Belgrade
Talk: Questions of history, sexuality, authorship, war and video / films apparatuses of exclusion and inclusion
Participants: Marina Gržinić, Miško Šuvaković, Aneta Stojnić, Saša Kesić, Želimir Žilnik
24-25 November 2016 at 15h
2nd INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM: SOVEREIGNTY, MIGRANTS AND CULTURE
Where: Atrium, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC‒SAZU), Novi trg 2, Ljubljana
25th September 2016 at 15h
Wienwoche, Ateliertheater, Burggasse 71, 1070 Wien
“In Bed With The Exotic Enemy LECTURE, PERFORMANCE, CONFESSION” by Jasmina Tešanović and Bruce Sterling
Followed by an open discussion and comments by festival guests
Kristian Lukić (Bratislava) and Aneta Stojnić (Belgrade)
13-18 June 2016
IFTR conference Stockholm “Presenting the Theatrical Past. Interplays of Artefacts, Discourses and Practices”
On 17th June at 16h within the panel of Choreography Corporeality working group I will present my paper: Liminal Bodies and Radical Subjectivities
1st June 2016 at 19h
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Institutsgebäude, Karl-Schweighofergasse 3, 1070 Wien, 3.06
Lecture by Aneta Stojnic, Belgrade, organized by Elke Gaugele (IKL) and Marina Grzinic (IBK):
LIMINAL BODIES, (DIS)EMBODIED SUBJECTIVITIES AND TECHNOLOGIES OF CONTROL
This lecture is to examine the major reconfigurations introduced into the body politics and genealogies by the influence of new technologies (both of insurgency and of control). Therefore, Stojnic argues that it is neither intersectionality not assemblage, but liminality that needs to be in the center of transfeminist genealogies. She will question the meaning of the crucial shift from natural, through cultural to technological bodies in the era of the “society of control” (Deleuze) addressing the manifestations and representations of the body and the corporeal, as socio-cultural, political, psychological, physiological and virtual entities. Contesting the “post-human hype” and taking into the account the genealogy of global changes that lead to the current mass migrations, commonly known as “refugee crises” she will look at the processes of dehumanisation that precede the mechanisms of a subjugation of the other. The question that will be examined is what are the new subjectivities and embodied politics that emerge in such conditions.
26th May 2016 at 21h
Lecture performance by Marina Gržinić and Aneta Stojnić
RADICAL POSITIONING OF THE SUBJECT IN THE ERA OF “SOCIETY OF CONTROL”
AMRO – Art Meets Radical Openness 2016, Linz
Festival Dedicated to Art, Hacktivism and Open Culture
SWST Kirchengasse 4, Linz
27th April 2016 at 19h
CZKD Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade
16th April 2016 at 18h
MoCAB/ Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade
Discussion with artist Jelena Jureša and theoretician Aneta Stojnić in the framework of Jureša’s exhibition “Mira-study for a portrait”. Discussion is moderated by curator Una Popovic.
22nd December 2015 at 18h
Opening of the exhibition
The Art of Ignorance / Kunst der Ignoranz
MAIZ, Hofgasse 11, Linz
The exhibition is a result of a long process of workshops with migrants and refugees in which we were dealing with topics of ignorance, un/knowledge and de/learning. In a series of theoretical and practical workshops we explored the epistemic violence in the context of migration, as well as the topics such as art and activism; knowledge and power; decolonial aesthetics; solidarity and alliances; strategies of empowerment and possibilities for struggle etc. Various artistic methods were applied in order to address the issues brought up as important by the workshop participants.
All the art works in the exhibition were developed by the workshops participants in the collective process of learning and discussions.
Workshops participants: Ahmad Alnachem, Firas Karh-moham, Gulbahar Sallo, Germana Palmiotti, Hannah Goebel, Mariya Zhariy, Miguel Sánchez Barea, Saif Sahoud, Twana Kushnau, Victor Tapio Rangel Kuoppa
Workshops leaders and curators: Aneta Stojnić and Vivian di Iorio
19th November 2015 at 19h
Herrengasse 13, 1014 Vienna.
Tracing Information Society
With: Noit Banai and Aneta Stojnić (special guests) and the working
group Technopolitics (Sylvia Eckermann, Doron Goldfarb, Armin Medosch,
Gerald Nestler, Felix Stalder, Axel Stockburger, Matthias Tarasiewicz,
Thomas Thaler and Ina Zwerger).
Tracing Information Society is a project by the Technopolitics Working
Group that engages with the development and institutioning of
information society. It’s current version is a graphical timeline in the
format of 2 x 7 meters, which is on view at the exhibition SOCIAL
GLITCH. Radical Aesthetics and the Consequences of Extreme Events at
KUNSTRAUM NIEDEROERSTERREICH, Vienna. The working group Technopolitics
is a circle of artists, theorists, curators, and journalists who have
been meeting regularly since 2011. The timeline entries are as
heterogenous as the group, they can therefore not be subsumed under one
umbrella theory but follow different threads – on global protocols and
the political economy, on arts, culture and intellectual currents, on
science and technology – which all share modes of criticality.
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien
Atelierhaus, Lehargasse 8, 1060 Wien, 1. OG Atelier Süd
QUEERING THE DISCOURSE: QUESTIONS OF PERFORMATIVITY AND SUBJECTIVITIES
After being for 10 months a postdoc researcher at the Institute of Fine Arts, Conceptual Art study program (Post-Conceptual Art Practices), Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, funded by the Stipendienstiftung der Republik Österreich, Stojnic will have a guest lecture presentation. The lecture will focus on the topic of queer subjectivities and performativity, as well as on the shifts in theoretical discourses and practices of arts and culture in focusing on the questions of political potentialities of liminal positions. The lecture is as well part of the workshop B3/PCAP with the title Trans-Migration, Queer and Decoloniality.
28th October 2015 at 18h
60th International Belgrade Book Fair
Orion Art and FMK
Promotion of my book “Teorija izvođenja u digitalnoj umetnosti: Ka novom političkom performansu” (Theory of performance in digital art: towards a new political performance)
20th October 2015 at 19h
Kuća Kulture, FMK, Terazije 34, Belgrade
My book “Teorija izvođenja u digitalnoj umetnosti: Ka novom političkom performansu” (Theory of performance in digital art: towards a new political performance) will be launched within the edition “New Humanities”, FMK and Orion Art, Belgrade
25-26th September 2015
Image, Racialization, History
25th and 26th September 2015
FMK, Faculty of Media and Communications
Kuća Kulture, Terazije 34, Belgrade
1. Symposium with the topic “Image, Racialization, History” where these topics would be discussed and elaborated in the wider theoretical framework concerning Europe in relation to the questions of race, class, gender and migration as well as historization and (de)coloniality. The aim is to revisit theory of art, new media technol- ogy, and esthetics under the weight of political processes of discrimination,racism, anti-Semitism and new forms of coloniality in order to propose a new dispositive of the ontology and epistemology of the image, life and capital- ism, labor and modes of life (naked life).
2. Exhibition – selected screening of video films by Marina Gržinić and Aina Šmid that will include some of their most significant works developed over the course of thirty years, as well as a new series of digital montages with a topic of art and politics. The curator of this very dense presentation titled “EUROPE after the Cold War: Memory, History, Visuality” is dr. Aneta Stojnić.
19-24th August 2015
Platforma network meeting, Leipzig
21st August 2015 at 20h
Performing Widerspenstigkeit – screening and debate
Invited artists: Isidora Ilic (Belgrade), Danielle Shwartz (Tel Aviv), Luise Schröder (Leipzig)
Moderation: Dr. Aneta Stojnic (theoretician, artist and curator born in Belgrade, based in Vienna)
Initiated by: platforma network Leipzig
Thanks to: RLS Sachsen, AGRU network Leipzig
he growing strength of populist nationalistic movements, xenophobia and racism across Europe and the global refugee crisis are the topics of an exchange about these developments from different geografical and historical perspectives. Everybody is invited to discuss possibilities of reflection and response to these phenomena, artistic strategies and possible solidarity practices/structures.
The following projects will be the basis for a debate: “fragments untitled” | Doplgenger *, Belgrade; „Mirror Image“ | Danielle Schwartz, Tel/Aviv; “Ver_Gegenwärtigen” | Luise Schröder, Leipzig
3rd August 2015
My book has just been published:
Aneta Stojnić, Teorija izvođenja u digitalnoj umetnosti: Ka novom političkom performansu, Orion Art, Beograd: 2015
24-25 June 2015
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, IKL
Karl-Schweighofer-Gasse 3, 1070 Vienna, Room: 3.06
Symposium FRAGMENTS OF EMPIRE
on 24th June at 17.30 lecture by Aneta Stojnić and Marina Gržinić Genealogy of Amnesia
03-05th June 2015
Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris
Conference Bodies on stage: Acting confronting technologies
on June 15th at 14.30 I will present my paper Digital Anthropomorphism Performers Avatars, Chat-bots, and Holograms within the panel Acteur et avatar
20 May 2015 at 19h
WUK / Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
Perspectives of Home
A presentation by Helene Kazan followed by a conversation between Kazan and Dr. Bernd Kräftner a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art and Science at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna and Dr. Aneta Stojnic, theoretician, artist, curator and current postdoc researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
April 2015 my new article Digital anthropomorphism: Performers avatars and chat-bots published in Performance Research VOLUME 20 ISSUE 2 On Anthropomorphism
24-25 April 2015
Conference ‘Beyond the Crisis in the Humanities. Transdisciplinary Transformations of Contemporary Discourses on Art and Culture’
FMK, Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade
on 25th April at 16.30h I will present my talk Live or a Living Dead: Hologram Performers, Capitalism and Crises of Body
Faculty for Media and Communications
Terazije 34, Belgrade
Transdisciplinarity of Performance Studies: is Performance a General Paradigm of Contemporary World?
lecture by Dr Aneta Stojnic within the open lecture series Transdisciplinarity in Contemporary Theory and Art
23rd March 2015
read Mustra interview with me in the latest edition of Supervizuelna
18th March 2015, 10-12h
Ghent University, Campo Nieuwpoort
Marina Gržinić & Aneta Stojnic (Institute of Philosophy ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana / Academy of Fine Arts Vienna):
Race, class and gender in the post-human era. Where do we stand from a decolonial perspective?
Presentation at the conference Does it Matter? Composite Bodies and Posthuman Prototypes in Contemporary Performing Arts, 17-19. March 2015.
Wednesday 11th March 2015, at 18h
Academy of Fine arts Vienna, M1, Lehargasse 6–8 | 1060 Wien, Post-Conceptual Study Program
ARTIST TALK with TANJA OSTOJIĆ
Women in Migration: »Misplaced Women?« and »The Lexicon of Tanja Ostojić«
Talk moderated by Dr. Aneta Stojnić
Organized by Noit Banai, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Wien, Marina Grzinic, Post-Conceptual Study Program, IBK, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, und Elke Krasny, Institut für das Künstlerische Lehramt IKL, Fachbereich Kunst und Bildung, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien.
Thursday 26th February 2015
Künstlerhaus / Halle für Kunst & Medien, 18h
Burgring 2, Graz
Artist talk with Jelena Jureša and Aneta Stojnić
Denkmal oder Mahnmal? Historicization and consequences – debating political articulation of traumatic past
Photo: Zita Oberwalder
From 1st January 2015 postdoctoral researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Belgrade Youth Centre – DOB, Americana Hall
Film program and discussion
Curated and introduced by: Doplgenger (Isidora Ilić & Boško Prostran)
Participants in discussion: Nikola Dedić, Danilo Prnjat, Aneta Stojnić
Archive Twitch is an educational program that follows solo exhibition by Doplgenger artist duo that opens on December 23rd 2014 at Gallery of Belgrade Youth Center. The program consists of a screening program, which shows experimental and engaged films selected by Doplgenger, and the discussion with artists and theorists.
12th – 15th November, Institute of Sociology Justus-Liebig University Gissen
international conference Material Matters in Times of Crisis Capitalism: Transnational, Feminist and Decolonial Perspectives
In the pannel Struggles between Crisis and Change I, I will present my paper Transfeminism and Transmigrant Decolonial Perspectives
24th – 26th September, Ghent University, research center S:PAM
specialist course Art and Ethics: Shifts From Biopolitics to Necropolitics
28th July-02nd August 2014, University of Warwick
ITFR World Congres: Theare and Stratification
Within Coreography and Corporeality working group I’ve presented my paper Cyborgs and Other Others
July, 2014 read my new article published in the latest issue of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal (London) vol. 34 (July 2014) Lessons from History : Marina Grzinic and Aneta Stojnic ‘Transfeminists and transmigrants perspectives in Europe’ http://www.ktpress.co.uk/article-purchase.asp?articleId=495
04-09 July 2014
Shanghai Theater Academy, Shanghai
PSi#20 Performance Studies international conference “Avant-Garde, Tradition, Community” On 7th July I will present my paper:
Re-Visiting Retroavntgarde in the panel (Re)Negotiating Community, Tradition and Avant-guarde
26-28 Jun 2014
Université Paris-Sorbonne Theater Performance Philosophy International conference Crossings and Transfers in Contemporary Anglo-American Thought Within panel Digital Performance and the Posthuman, June 26th at 15.45-17.15 I will present my paper:
Setting the Stage for the Post-human Performer
This paper responds to the political and ethical focus of the conference addressed through the question of digital identities and analysis of changes that digital technologies brought in contemporary understanding of the body. Referring to Jon Mckenzie’s proposition of performance as onto-historical formation of power and knowledge, on the one hand, and revisiting Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto after the species have met, on the other, I shall analyze the crucial shift from natural through cultural to technological bodies, in relation to the performing subject. Thirty years after Cyborg Manifesto the question of the body as a social construct is more relevant than ever. The technological environment that is here at stake is neither politically nor ideologically innocent. The information communication technologies are defining the conditions of neoliberal globalization. Therefore we need to constantly re-articulate our position when we perform with(in) technology. In this regard I will focus on the construction of the social, cultural and personal identity in media-dominated environment. What happens with the body when it performs in the digital space? How does it relate to its digital representation? What happens with performer’s subjectivity in a digital era, it the situation when the performer becomes the final instance in the global network structure of cyberspace? Human beings no longer perceive their own bodies as fixed, finished, organically complete entities, but rather as fluid, extendible bodies in the permanent process of becoming. In this context I intend to explore how the meanings are created through interrelation between the body and technology and elaborate how these newly established relations, protocols and procedures are, and can be used in performance (artistic) practices.
18-19th Martch 2014
Gehnt University Research Center Studies in Performing Arts and Media
Occupy Antigone Tradition, Transition and Transformation in Performance
Within the pannel Antigone’s Scenes of Death (18th March at 15h) I will present my paper:
(Un)dead and (Un)buried From Antigone to Chelsea Manning
abstract: The the main topic in this paper will be the motive of burial, and the impossibility of it, in the Oedipus Trilogy, as the allegory of suppression e.i the unsuccessful suppression of a trauma that keeps reappearing as a symptom. Methodologically I intend to approach the Antigone as a performative discourse, thus asking a question how to stage a discourse of Antigone today? Relating to Michel Foucault’s text “What is the author?” and his understanding author’s name as serving to characterize a certain mode of being of discourse, I shall try to extend this idea on the concept of Antigene who’s name in not marly a name of a character in a play or myth, but rather a name that performs a certain role with regard to narrative discourse, assuring a signifying function. To occupy Antigone as the conference suggest thus means to answer the question what is the performative discourse of Antigone today? I shall first approach the issue from psychoanalytic aspect (deriving from Freudian theory, but also Butlers’ interpretation of kinship), then elaborating it in the framework of contemporary performance and theatre studies. Central analyses in my paper will consider three moments I designate as key for understanding the Antigone myth, and play, in above mentioned context(s). These are: a) the burial of Oedipus (Oedipus at Colonus) – that had to be performed secretly so that no one could find out the location of his grave and relocate his dead body; b) ban on Polynices’ burial, as the focal point of conflict in Antigone; c) Antigone’s fate of being sentenced to death by being blurred alive. In the first part of the paper I will argue that those three bodies: the absent body, the unburied body and the undead body – function as different manifestation of suppression of the same conflict. They become the bodies active in their death, appearing as a locus and symptom of the collective trauma, and at the same time speaking about it. They become performative in a way that escapes both the governance of biopolitics, and, in contemporary terms even more importantly, governance of necropolitics. In the second part of the paper I will try to examine what is the (un)suppressed conflict, and collective trauma that Antigene is or can be talking about today, and finally who is contemporary Antigone. In this regard instead of a analyzing a specific theatrical performance I shall use the tools of performance studies (as if a performance) to case study the case of Bradley Manning and its media representation. For full conference program click here. ___________________________________________________________________________
08th February 2014, 14h-22.30h
LES LABORATOIRES D’AUBERVILLIERS (Paris)
LE PUZZLE N’EST PAS UN JEU SOLITAIRE
ADVA ZAKAI, ANETA STOJNIC, BÉNÉDICTE CHALJUB, GABRIEL DESPLANQUE, NOAM TORAN, PETER PÁL PELBART, THOMAS CLERC, ÅBÄKE
An introduction to some tubs and blanks Performance/seminar
You are invited to take part in a seminar conceived by Adva Zakai & Abäke in the occasion of their project at Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers Le puzzle n’est pas un jeu solitaire (February – Mai 2014). Various perspectives on private spaces will be addressed through a performance, a lecture, a reading session, a meal, a film and discussions: One’s own body, the appartment, the computer, the email address – they are probably not as private as we like to think they are, but might embody unique forms of ‘publicness’ that cannot take place in official public spaces. With (a.o): Abäke, Adva Zakai, Benedicte Chaljub, Thomas Clerc, Gabriel Desplanque, Peter Pal Pelbart, Rod Serling, Aneta Stojnic, Noam Toran… Details at http://www.leslaboratoires.org/en/ctxnode/1919/258 _______________________________________________________________________
14th January 2014, 19h exhibition opening
OPEN SYSTEMS 1-01-04/13 15 JANUARY – 13 FEBRUARY 2014
Opening: 14 January 2014, 19:00 – 21.30 Venue: GPL Contemporary Sonnenfelsgasse 6 1010 Vienna Initiation by Gülsen Bal Project curators: Walter Seidl, Işın Önol, Aneta Stojnić und Nikola Dedić, Federica Bueti Yearly exhibition covering a selection of the four editions of ARTSLAB produced within the new outlines of Open Systems.
December 2014 in new book Sexing the Border: Gender, Art and New Media in Central and Eastern Europe edited by Katarzyna Kosmala (Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing) chapter by Marina Gržinić and Aneta Stojnić From Feminism to Transfeminism: from Sexually Queer to Politically Queer
From 1st December 2013 a post-doc researcher at Ghent University Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Research centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media). _____________________________________________________________________
My article“Cyborgs From Fiction to Reality: Marginalized Other or Privileged First?” (link Cyborgs_Aneta Stojnić )published in IDENTITIES. Journal for Gender, Politics and Culture, Vol.10 No 1, guest edited by Marina Grzinic, (Summer/Winter 2013): 49-54
26th November 2013
PCAP, Akbild Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Place: Konzeptuelle Kunst | 1Stock/1 Floor, ATELIERHAUS Lehargasse 6–8 | 1060 Wien 26.11.2013, Tuesday WHEN: At 20.00 Post Conceptual Art Practices (PCAP) -Open Critical Debates on Visual and Theoretical productions: “Images, Theory, Politics, and Activism” Seminar by Dr Aneta Stojnic Conceptual Art and Techno-Bodies (“cyborg” and “queer” in the new technology environment) Lecture 3: Conclusion on the topic relating to the body; From natural trough cultural to the technological body Abstract: The lecture no. 3 will give a certain conclusion on the topic relating to questions how the digital technologies brought the crucial shifts and changes in contemporary understanding of the body; from natural trough cultural and to technological bodies. These shifts produced and keep on producing, unstable changes in the architecture of the reality, indicating the influence of the symbolic aspect over the physical aspect. Weather we talk about (bio)technologically and medically altered physical bodies or mediation of the so called “natural” body into the cyber/digital space, human beings no longer perceive their own bodies as fixed, finished, organically complete entities, but rather as flux, extendible bodies in the permanent process of becoming. This will be connected with questions of biopower and biopolitics.
21st November 2013 , at 19.30h
INTERNATIONAL Lecture within FACELESS Symposium and Open Studio Day during VIENNA ART WEEK 2013 // Moderated by artist and curator Bogomir Doringer
Aneta Stojnić’s lecture “Interrelations between the body and technology” will examine how newly established relations, protocols and procedures between body and technology, are and can be used in performance (artistic) practices, with the emphasize on the practices that affirm critical thinking in post conceptual art. _____________________________________________________________________
20th November 2013, at 19h
Where: Depot, Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Wien http://www.depot.or.at
Book Presentation Utopia of Alliances, Conditions of Impossibilities and the Vocabulary of Decoloniality. Löcker Verlag, Wien 2013 Edited by the Editorial Group for Writing Insurgent Genealogies
The book is the outcome of processes of studying, learning and de-learning, established in the Post-Conceptual Art Practices class at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. What’s at stake here is to reflect not only on historical colonialism but also on the ways in which capitalism frames the world we inhabit. The notion of decoloniality has provided a radical option with which to rethink learning processes coming from positions that are not exclusively Western-orientated but are instead formed by other political-social contexts and perspectives.
12th November 2013 PCAP, Akbild Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Place: Konzeptuelle Kunst | 1Stock/1 Floor, ATELIERHAUS Lehargasse 6–8 | 1060 Wien 26.11.2013, Tuesday WHEN: At 20.00 Post Conceptual Art Practices (PCAP) -Open Critical Debates on Visual and Theoretical productions: “Images, Theory, Politics, and Activism”
Seminar by Dr Aneta Stojnic Conceptual Art and Techno-Bodies (“cyborg” and “queer” in the new technology environment) 2 Lecture: Re-elaborating the “Cyborg manifesto” (D. Haraway, 1984)
Abstract: The lecture no. 2 will re-elaborate the “Cyborg manifesto” (D. Haraway, 1984), after 30 years in the first world the question of the body as a social construct is more relevant than ever. The technological environment that is here at stand is neither politically nor ideologically innocent. In the contemporary world, information communication technologies are defining the condition of neoliberal globalization. Therefore we need to constantly re-articulate our position when we interact with(in) technology. We need to “queer the cyborg”. In this light Stojnic will offer a historical analysis starting from occurrence of the concept of cyborg in fiction to the present moment of “cyborg society”. Her thesis is that unlike cyberpunk distopian fictions where the cyborgs represented the margins of the society i.e. the asymmetrical others, today the possibility of “cyborgization” of once own body becomes the privilege of those who can afford it. Contemporary cyborgs have become the first in relation to whom are constructed the imperfect, dispensable, mortal others. _____________________________________________________________________
8th November at 17h
CDU Center For Drama Art, Zagreb http://www.cdu.hr/news/tvrdi-bomboni.html
Panel discussion: Hard Candies and Breadcrumbs of Performance Archives
Tvrdi bomboni i krušne mrvice izvedbenih arhiva
Rok Vevar – theoretician and dance critic Katja Šimunić – dance theorist and dancer Nives Sertić – interdisciplinary artist Aneta Stojnić – art theorist, artist and curator moderation: Iva Nerina Sibila dance artist and critic, editor of journal “Kretanja” _____________________________________________________________________
4th-9th November Research travel with PCAP (Post Conceptual Art Practices) to Athens, Greece
31st October 2013, at 18h KC GRAD, European Center For Culture and Debate Braće Krsmanović 4, Belgrade
I Sing the Body Electric Performance by Aneta Stojnic, Ljiljana Tasic and Dusan Brocic, within the exhibition: Ovi novi zinovi (These New Zins) curated by Ladies of the Press collective from London. http://www.seecult.org/vest/ovi-novi-zinovi-u-gradu _____________________________________________________________________
30th October 2013 at 9am
University of Arts in Belgrade Svečana sala Rektorata, Kosancicev venac 29
Defence of my PhD thesis: Theory of Performance in Digital Art (Towards a New Political Performance) Teorija izvođenja u digitalnoj umetnosti (Ka novom političkom performansu)
14th October 2013 PCAP, Akbild Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Place: Konzeptuelle Kunst | 1Stock/1 Floor, ATELIERHAUS Lehargasse 6–8 | 1060 Wien 14.10.2013, Monday
WHEN: At 20.00 Post Conceptual Art Practices (PCAP) -Open Critical Debates on Visual and Theoretical productions: “Images, Theory, Politics, and Activism”
Seminar by Aneta Stojnić Conceptual Art and Techno-Bodies (“cyborg” and “queer” in the new technology environment)
1st lecture: Interrelation between the body and technology
A short history of projects of how these newly established relations, protocols and procedures are, and can be used in performance (artistic) practices, with the emphasize on the practices that affirm critical thinking in post conceptual art. Abstract: The lectures will focus on the construction of the social, cultural and personal identity in media-dominated environment, relating to the contiguity between “cyborg” and “queer” and their implications in the new technology environment. The cyborgs represent liminal beings that do not seek for the stable essentialist identities. In the myth of the cyborg Donna Haraway sees the political potential to liberate feminism from tendencies toward unified identification, arguing that instead feminists should seek for alliances based in affinity rather than identity. However, almost 30 years after the “Cyborg manifesto” (Haraway, 1984) self-design has become a common, one could say, an everyday practice in the first world, thus the question of the body as a social construct is more relevant than ever. The mentioned topics will be addressed within the discursive framework of conceptual art practices, performance studies and theory/philosophy of media. Last but not least we will focus on the question of how these newly established relations, protocols and procedures are, and can be used in performance (artistic) practices, with the emphasize on the practices that affirm critical thinking in post conceptual art. http://m1.antville.org/
11th October 2013 BALKAN(S) NOW Open Systems, Vienna
Project Curators: Gülsen Bal; Marlene Rigler Venue: Depot, 19.00 – 21.30
Public panels “Balkans” and “Post-war” – artistic empowerment beyond those labels: Vasja Nagy (Free-lance curator, Ljubljana/Vienna) Aneta Stojnić (Artist, theorist and cultural worker, Belgrade) Ana Hoffner (Artist and PHD candidate, Vienna/Belgrade) Harald Schenker (Southeast–Europe consultant and member of artists’ collective Kooperatija, Skopje) Moderation: Jens Kabisch
The extended Balkans –Vienna as a platform for artists from Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia and Montenegro: Ivan Jurica (Art Education Team, mumok, Vienna) Ivana Marjanović (Co-director, Kontekst-Kollektivs, Belgrade) Walter Seidl (Head of Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation, Vienna) Moderation: Suzana Milevska
3rd October 2013 http://www.openspace-zkp.org/2013/en/artslab.php
Open Systems | Issue 3 and ARTSLAB
Open Systems is pleased to present Issue 3 in which the guest editor Saša Nabergoj intends to explore and generate new ideas on current curatorial practices that bear the important overarching shifts. The issue evaluates prevailing models of the curatorial activity from curating that “situates itself between research, teaching and reform” to also understand curatorial practice in its diversity as something beyond the realm of art. The project curators Aneta Stojnić and Nikola Dedić address in ARTSLAB 3 the need of re-thinking the politics of memory as a crucial aspect in understanding the present – since the power over memory is the power over identity – towards “re-reading” Yugoslavia in the light of the current national-capitalistic consensus and its consequences. _____________________________________________________________________
from 1st September, 2013 Ernst-Mach Scholarship holder for a research project at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna
17th – 25 March 2013 Former West, conference in Berlin Participating in Boris Buden’s Learning Place
26th October 2012 Kondenz Featival, Belgrade / 21h I Sing the Body Electric
I Sing the Body Electric Evening of impolite questions. Choreography for performers and audience. And the several devices. A game without rules. From the image to the body and back. Present, absent, analog, digital, virtual, real, mine, yours, ours, yours? Body that does something and doesn’t mean anything. And vice versa. Or, how to make a photo of a performance that hasn’t happened yet? Everything you never wanted to know, but weren’t afraid to ask. Only tonight, only for you: Aneta Stojnić, Ljiljana Tasic and Dusan Brocic.
September 2012. Art Margins Online – Focus issue on Serbian Art in 2000.
Interview with me: http://www.artmargins.com/index.php/5-interviews/686-interview-with-aneta-stojni-about-the-interdisciplinarity-of-the-arts And interviews conducted by me with: Misko Šuvaković Ana Vujanović Jelena Vesić Nikola Dedić __________________________________________________________________________
- 7th September – 7th October 2012
15th Biennial of Arts in Pančevo De/Re/Construction: Time, Space, Memories in ex-Yugoslavia http://bijenaleumetnosti.rs/2012/index.php?pid=2 curators: Aneta Stojnić and Nikola Dedić participants: Marina Gržinić: “DeArticulation” and “Relations. 25 Years of Lesbian Group Skuc – LL, Ljubljana”; TkH (Walking Theory): Performance and the Public, Version: Hall”; The Monument Group: “Work Archives: Matheme of Re-associations”; Four Faces of Omarska: “The Film Journal”; Abart: “Urban Imaginary, (Re)Collecting Mostar”; Shadow Casters: “Obtaining the Politics of Space”; The Ignorant Schoolmaster: “Public Space Vs. Social Space: Economic Democracy as a Place of Speech”; The Culture of Memories: “The present of the Past”; The Context Collective: “Youth Cultural Centers of Belgrade”; Center for New_Media Kuda.org “Two Declarations”; Jelena Vesić: “October XXX”, Media Archeology: “Reenactment: Pancevac”; Dopelganger: “Fragments Untitled 1”; Dubravka Sekulić: “Regimes of Space” http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=plcp&v=chV0UfREJXM&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DchV0UfREJXM%26feature%3Dplcp
- June 2012.
- 11th April 2012.
- 2nd March – 2nd April 2012.
- 1-3th March 2012.
- 8th November 2011.
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin
- 19th September 2011
- 16th September 2011
- 15th September 2011
Performance intervention into the discussion about intervention in pubic space. (video coming soon)
Open Door, Dansens Hus Stockholm PERFORMANCES 14.30-15.30h and 17-18h
Downstairs foyer LO-FI SCI-FI 15.00-17.00 Small stage FANtasy 17.30 – 19.30 h Small Stage Save the Last Dance
19.30 – 20.00 Main stage Saturday Night Light ONGOING VIDEOS AND INSTALATIONS 14-20h The Eye is not the Camera – left side foyer
It’s Never Dark in The Sky – main stage Falling Bodies – left side foyer Uncompleated Timeline – foyer Fish Pound for Progressive Thoughts – foyer ___________________________________________________________________________
16th – 29th August 2011
ENPARTS OPEN CAMPUS – Part Two Dansens Hus STOCKHOLM, Sweeden I participated ENPARTS open campus in Stockholm where I worked together with 14 international artists on development of interdisciplinary projects within framework of performing arts. The daily work consisted of discussions and workshops complemented by inspiring lectures, and visits by selected experts from various fields. Dansens Hus offered its magnificent facilities and technical support for the workshop, and stands as the main venue for Open Door – an open presentation of the workshop. participating artists: Tom Engels (BE), Jan Rohwedder (DE) Miguel Alvarez-Fernandez (EP), Josue Moreno Prieto (EP), Claire Cunningham (GB), Erika Tasini (IT), Aneta Stojnic (RS), Ljiljana Tasic (RS), Miona Petrovic (RS), Jovana Rakic Kiselcic (RS), Dorna Aslanzadeh (SE), Rosalind Goldberg (SE) During the intensive proces we organized ourselfes into working groups developing specific projects. Finally we ended up with six performances, two films and one installation turning the whole Danses Hus into one exhibition space on the Open day.
11th – 13th june 2011 ENPARTS OPEN CAMPUS – Part One ENPARTS – Open Campus is an interdisciplinary and intercultural project organized by Dansens Hus Stockholm. ENPARTS Campus is dedicated to creating extraordinary conditions for young artists. The first workshop, The Electric Body, was held in Venice in 2009, and the second, Body is What Remains, in Belgrade in 2010. Dansens Hus will host the 2011 workshop, Open Campus, focusing on artistic practice and the changing role of artists. It will use open methods to establish the concerns and wishes of the participants, and together with the artistic coordinator Anna Koch, launch an investigation of artistic processes in an interdisciplinary context, through collaboration. ENPARTS (European Network of Performing Arts) is a five-year EU project seeking to establish sustainable collaboration between different partners and artists in the field of contemporary performing arts. The network consists of seven European partners from five different countries headed by the La Biennale di Venezia in Italy. In addition to Dansens Hus, the other ENPARTS partners are Berliner Festspiele, Spielzeit’Europa and Musik der Jahrhunderte in Germany, Dance Umbrella in the U.K., Musicadhoy in Spain and Bitef, Republic of Serbia, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. On a two day pre-meeting selected artists will discuss and set the theme for the workshop in August. The meeting will use open space as a method to map the interests and concerns, and then through discussion choose the topic(s) and methods for the workshop.
My performance work will be presented at NYBA New York Biennale Art. _____________________________________________________________________________________
1st and 4th June 2011
SKC Belgrade / 18:00 h
lecture: New Media Image and Performing Arts: Modes of Interaction
In this lecture I deal with modes of interaction between performance/performing arts and screen image, as well as the role of new media in post-drama theater. In the context of electronic representation and reproduction of performing arts that most often reduce itself to translation to screen image, I’ll analyse the phenomenon of the screen in terms of its genealogy and position relating to body of the viewer and the body of the performer. Taking as theoretical framework the performance studies, discourse of post-drama theater, and screen theory I’ll investigate the possible modes of interaction between new media image and performance in the fields of theater, performance art and video installation. I’ll discuss in detail the relation between the screen and the body of the performer where the present body becomes the final destination whilst fascination with the living body evokes the striving for that which lies behind the frame of appearance. Discussing the ethical implication of this matter, I’ll try to show the processes in which the use of technology in performing arts provides the simultaneity and brings uncertainty in the reality status of that what has been shown. Key words: screen image, performance, interaction, body ________________________________________________________________________________________
Wed, 27th April 2011
TanzQuartier Wien / Studios, 19:00 h
Premiere of the performance I’ve developed during the residency at Tanzquartier Wien:
Sex on Trains (and Rights of Lefthanders): Reloaded
Thu, 4th April 2011
Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna – PACP department, 19:00 h Digital Performative presentation of recent work
Mon, 28th February 2011
MKM Belgrade, 19:00 h cyberformance Sex on Trains and Rights of Lefthanders
Thu, 3rd February 2011
Park Avenue Whinter, New York 18:00 h performance The Dessert is Present