The Perforations Festival, held in Zagreb, Rijeka and Dubrovnik, from 24th till 31st October 2012, introduced, for the second time the performance The Dogs, performed by Stipe Kostanic and directed by Bojan Djordjev.
Photos taken from Bojan Djordjev’s flickr (c)
Dominic Johnson is a performance artist, writer and lecturer based in London. Johnson holds a PhD in the theory and history of visual art and performance from the Courtauld Institute of Art.
As a performer he has visited numerous international festivals, galleries and clubs with his performance Transmission, among them: the National Portrait Gallery (London), Fierce (Birmingham), National Review of Live Art (Glasgow), Queer Zagreb (Croatia), Queer City Cinema (Regina, Canada) and Visions of Excess at SPILL Festival (London) and International Festival of Performance Art (Copenhagen).
Death Valley, California, 2007, Photo by Serge Hoeltschi (c)
Among many film, dance and art festivals in Croatia, Queer Zagreb is also a blogger friendly oriented festival. Thanks to their understanding of the media, I had the opportunity to interview one amazing performance artist and poet, Guillermo Gomez Pena…
I interviewed him a month ago after his performance with La Pocha Nostra… for this occasion, Body Pixel co-blogger Ivana also joined me for the interview with Guillermo…
Photo: Zach Gross (c)
Back to Queer Festival and an interesting performance by duo of dancers / choreographers Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud… an airing experience entitled ‘Les Sylphides‘.
Because this performance explores micro-passages of human existence in conditions that limit vital functions as breathing, the force that drives it is very similar to Raimund Hoghe’s dramaturgy, but it results with completely different end and, of course, completely different poetics.
Photo: Alain Monot (c)