Kapelj, Barbara; Jurišić, Leja; Reba, Teja: I’m Walking Behind You and Watching You: Living Monument

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Title I’m Walking Behind You and Watching You: Living Monument
Type Contemporary art practice, Public art
Date 23 October 2013
Venue Kongresni trg
City of production Ljubljana, Slovenia
Production City of Women
Format 1920x1080 pxl
Duration 05' 09"
URL http://www.cityofwomen.org/sl/content/2013/projekt/hodim-za-tabo-gledam-te
Registration number CoW-2013-PERF-587
Number of works in a group 3

Synopsis

The project problematizes the low presence and representation of women in public spaces. It derives from a simple question: if the Slovenian capital has as many as 360 monuments of local significance, what is the number of annotations mentioning women? I’m Walking Behind You and Watching You is organized around 4 different formats: a radio intervention (The forgotten half), a performative installation (Alive Sculpture), a performative guided tour (I’m walking behind you and watching you) and a video (Ljubljana – City of Women). The project was made possible by the contribution of many people, among which Alenka Puhar, Iva Tratnik, Zvezdana Novakovič, Ana Sluga, Iva Tratnik, Maja Šubic, Mina Arko, Mojca Smerdu, Rene Rusjan, Saba Skaberne and Sanja Ajdišek.

 

On one of the main squares of the city, 129 women mark the space with their bodies. They create a form in the shape of an X (here we are!). The action is inaugurated as an ephemeral monument, devoted to all the famous unknowns, the forgotten half, the women that importantly contributed to Slovene society, but still remained mostly unnoticed. It was opened by speeches and accompanied by the Barje women choir.

 

Donator: Trajnice Strgar

Source: City of Women
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