Petar Sarjanović (HR)

Petar Sarjanović studied comparative literature and philosophy in Zagreb. As a dramaturg, researcher, performer and outside eye he was involved in the work of theatre makers, choreographers, dramaturgs and visual artists such as Mathieu Blond, Dragana Bulut, Sabine Cmelniski, Mathias Gonzalez Daporta, Tomi Janežič, Burkhard Körner, Nina Kurtela, Jaime Llopis, Sonja Pregrad, Juli Reinartz, Meg Stuart, et Jasna Jasna Žmak. He is also active as a writer, and co-organizer and adviser of the smaller scale festivals and events in Brussels (Friends With Benefits) and Berlin (3AM).

Petar Sarjanović (HR): Everything I don’t know, I’ve stolen

The artistic research Everything I don’t know, I’ve stolen revolves around the notion of 'the body as a prison cell' as is outlined in the book Testo Junkie by writer, philosopher, and curator Paul B. Preciado. The research will examine the links between Preciado's ideas and the space of theatre, how and if his arguments can find their correlation in the field of performing arts. The motivation for the research lies in the belief that culture permeates, educates and contaminates our minds and bodies, that our ethical and aesthetic values can be defined as pre-learned, and our behavior and reactions as pre-formed. The work of artists such as Fritz Lang, Dominique Bagouet, Kacey Musgraves, Bernard-Marie Koltès, Miley Cyrus, Christian Petzold, Alain Platel, and Grimes will be touched upon. Their artistic perspectives are going to be gathered together in a dance studio with the wish to expand the archival approach of the research and open it up for a new type of embodied knowledge.

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