Ritoša Roberts, Lara: Yugo Yoga [location #2]

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Title Yugo Yoga [location #2]
Type Performance, Participatory performance
Date 7 October 2013
Venue Park Zvezda
City of production Ljubljana, Slovenia
Production City of Women
Language English
Format 1920x1080 pxl
Duration 27' 17"
URL Mesto žensk
Registration number CoW-2013-PERF-693
Number of works in a group 4

Synopsis

 

Yugo Yoga is a series of participatory performances that traverse visual art, live art & movement theatre by fusing elements of yoga, archived physical exercises, poses from figurative revolutionary sculptures, political slogans and messages of self-improvement. The performance revisits European communist cultural heritage whilst raising issues of collectivism, social happiness and collective memory in contemporary society. Referencing modernist aesthetics of Constructivist and Futurist performance, the concept of “the body as moving sculpture” and New Age practices, Yugo Yoga communicates primarily through an act of embodiment – directly to and through the body. During the process, the boundaries between the spectator & performers blur into a “new collective body”. The past & present collide, an atmosphere of celebration is evoked and a spirit of optimism and communal activism aroused.

 

Source: City of Women

Sodelujejo

Recording / camera TINA ŠULC

Artist, artistic group

Group of artworks

Ritoša Roberts Lara, Yugo Yoga [location #1], Ljubljana, 5 October 2013, 25' 55"
Ritoša Roberts Lara, Yugo Yoga [location #2], Ljubljana, 7 October 2013, 27' 17"
Ritoša Roberts Lara, Yugo Yoga [slogans], Ljubljana, 5 October 2013, 00' 35"
Ritoša Roberts Lara, Yugo Yoga [edited: location #1], Ljubljana, 5 October 2013, 04' 37"

Publications

Ritoša Roberts Lara, Jugo Joga [statement], Ljubljana, 5 October 2013, 01' 13"

Production

online exhibition