Ritoša Roberts, Lara: Jugo Joga [statement]

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Title Jugo Joga [statement]
Type Showcase Event, Artist statement
Date 5 October 2013
Venue Ploščad Slovenskega etnografskega muzeja
City of production Ljubljana, Slovenia
Production City of Women
Language Serbo-Croatian
Format 1920x1080 pxl
Duration 01' 13"
URL Mesto žensk
Registration number CoW-2013-PRED-694



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

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"


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