External activity | Hristina Ivanoska | “Hauntopia/What if” Performance | Academy of Fine Arts Vienna | MIMOK Cinema | 8 June 2016 |
Traveling through gaps of imagination, summoning ghosts of the colonial presence, following traces of unfinished revolutionary moments. Momentary openings of I-think-I-know, animated suspension, presence of absence. Do not be afraid.
In the frame of Hauntopia/What if, conceptualized and organized by the PhD in Practice program at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Hristina Ivanoska (PhD in Practice candidate) executed a fragment of her research project “Document Missing: the intricate sense of truth in oral history” in a form of a performance titled “Document Missing: performance no. 3”.
In the work Ivanoska returns to retracing the life and work of Rosa Plaveva (1873-1970) a social-democrat, fighter for women’s rights and activist to detect and understand the conflicting emancipation processes in Macedonia in the first half of the 20th century. The sources of information are based on oral interpretation of historic events which are inconsistent and prone to manipulation that inspired her to use performance as a tool to confront the past in the context of the present. Ivanoska has worked with the history of Rosa Plaveva since 2004.