I never stopped loving you

Performance, installation, 2016

For ‘The Pleasure of Love’ exhibition, I invited a group of people who specifically deal with emotions as a basic media of self-expression and self-definition. Away from the field of art, sports fans create and participate in mass choreographies, articulating both support and criticism through pathos, a communication technique contrary to logos. Their invitation to the exhibition changed the premises of their long-lasting experience in developing audio-visual performances far removed from art institutions. Under these changed contextual premises, the invited group develop a site-specific choreography aimed at exposing the audience to a strong affective transfer. Hence the displacement of a sports performance within the exhibition and redirection by interruption developed during the exhibition destabilized normative forms of the art field and biennale itself.

The work I never stopped loving you includes both an installation reframed into the existing conventions within the exhibition and a group choreography, which was performed three times during the Salon by actors, choirs, volunteers and football fans.

Contributors: Nikola Obradovic, Lovrić Ivan, Dzekson, Nehru, Lidija Andonov, Marina Bogojević, Mirjana Jelić, Jasna Kinđić, Uroš Mladenović, Marija Mihajlović, Kosa Pantović, Sanja Ristić, Tanja Ristić, Ivan Tomić, Cola Veljković, Djordje Živadinović Grgur.

The Pleasure of Love
The 56th Belgrade October Salon
Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Knez Mihailova 6, Belgrade
Belgrade City Museum, Resavska Street 40b, Belgrade
curated by David Elliott

September 23 – November 6, 2016
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