The journalist and dramaturg Andreja Kopač and the media art critic Ida Hiršenfelder here discuss the unique aesthetics and discursive strategies in the work of Neven Korda. In his career that spans three decades, Neven Korda has created a range of specific performative practices that emerge at the intersection of the textual, the visual and the musical. With his projects, Korda has been emphasising the importance of theatre both in its nature of communal space as well as in the appropriation of the performative that it allows. Every instalment or performance unravels and deepens his intentions, namely searching for the beautiful, exploring the effects of technical means on the perception of space and time, political agitation, and analysis of social dynamics.
The authors analyze Korda’s recent works, especially Consolidations (2013), investigating his usage of low resolution visual and vocal effects, the relation between the spoken and the visual, his choreographies.
Andreja Kopač, Ida Hiršenfelder: Exercises in Nexus
Series edited by Janez Janša
Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Represented by: Marcela Okretič
Translation: Polona Petek
Design: Luka Umek
Layout: Sonja Grdina
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In the framework of Masters & Servers
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.