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BLINK BLINK

BLINK BLINK
installation/performance
Concept, installation: Tatiana Kocmur
Performers: Liza Šimenc, Teresa Neppi, Martina Jurak, Philipp Doe, Tatiana Kocmur
Music: Ambrož Štih


The installation/performance happened the 2. 7. 2016 us part of the festival Ana Desetnica 2016 that this year took place in Tovarna Rog too us a way of supporting action.

BLINK BLINK is an installations which purpose was transform the space of the factory in a artificial world made by shiny/multicolour objects hanging from the ceiling and plastic foil closing the space into a semicircle.

To understand the work is necessary to know the background of the space in which the installation was made.
Tovarna Rog is a squat that is a complex of five buildings plus the main building and all of these are constantly housing activities. Rog Factory is filled with cultural, music, sport, social and other activities. Our work is based on autonomy, solidarity and mutual help.
On Monday, 6th of June at 03:15, the security company Valina stormed to Rog Factory in order to secure the place and turn it into a building ground according to the instructions of the mayor of Ljubljana, Zoran Janković. Their goal is to stop the rich abundance of activities held in Rog opposing the capitalist ideas of gentrification of the centre of the town and adjusting it to the tourists and the established art scene. In short, their goal is the eviction of the current users and demolishing of all the buildings except of the main one, which is supposed to be renewed into a new Rog Center. 
(for more info check fb page Ohranimo Tovarno Rog or page http://tovarna.org)

The work shows two opposite sides. In one the kitschy space that shows the capitalist idea of "tidy" centre appropriate and likely to the tourists. And on the other side there are the freely movements of the performers that represent the people/users of the factory that aim for alternative ways of creating/working.

The performance was accompanied by lively music that intensify the movement of the performers showing the "fighting" of the users of Tovarna Rog. 

The main idea of the work was to show, with the interaction of the viewers, the real support of the people that commonly contribute and support the alternative. 

At the end of the performance, the space was full of people, becoming part of the work and transforming into performers/fighter that oppose the opponent.

















Thanks to every one that interact in the work and help me to realise the project!
Thanks to the photographer Sunčan Stone for amazing photos!


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