p.r.s.o. + the spritz live in Бачки Моноштор 8th august 2014

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P.R.S.O. – two songs, live in Bački Monoštor on August 8th 2014
P.R.S.O. – another one…
The Spritz – try to find out the song titles…
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p.r.s.o. + the spritz live in Бачки Моноштор 8th august 2014
some 5 years ago i asked a girl, who did a fanzine (profit from poison) to give a short overview about underground scene in the town of sombor for my own fanzine with the topic of provincial and metropolitan punk scene in towns and areas near the river sava and in my own hometown leipzig in germany. (here you can read it). I remembered that, when I decided to join the doing media kamp and tried to contact some punk bands to play at the camp.

After all the very last minute organisation i was very glad when they came… on friday, 8th august 2014… the day when also the folk fest in the nearby village would start and block the streets. After dinner in our very nice dining hall P.R.S.O. started soon to rock the crowd with finest punk/hardcore mixture that sounded very powerful and reminded me of the great hc/punk bands of ex-yugoslavia and the more fast ones of the 90s hardcore bands. Also check out their lyrics on mostly social issues… Part of the concert was our haircutting service, which was only attended by the few real hardcore punks in  the audience. After P.R.S.O. played The Spritz, also from Sombor, which delighted me with Covers from bands like The Misfits, The Spits and even some Buzzcocks and Ramones… The circle mosh pit was real dangerous, ha ha…

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Our Practice of Re-Thinking Performance Art

During the four-day work period, a group of 12 people met everyday morning to feed their common body and brain, that evolved throughout their being together. The group was re-thinking aims and aesthetics of any kind of Performance Art.

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First of all we introduced ourselves with the help of a game. Then we switched over to a brainstorming on the topic media and Nadja gave a rough introduction on the term Performance Art. After all, the group split up in smaller pieces and went for a 30 minutes research on the Internet. Nikola then moderated the following discussion, in which people talked about their experiences. Then …                                       

… we physically dived into our re-thinking practice trough re-enacting ideas, bits and pieces that the groups discovered during their research. We developed categories such as form and content. Then we applied them on the examples we had seen in the group.

The second day we watched several videos on the internet, films that were created by performance artists as a document of their work or others that represent the work itself.

In the afternoon we kept on talking about the already shown re-enactments. Using the summercamp sombor slang, a mix out of denglish, spanish, serbian and bosnian we were discussing questions like:

Why is this art?
Can you make a living as a performance artist?
What makes you a performance artist?

 

perfromance backstage

 

During this discussion we added to our list of possible forms of expression: Facebook and Flashmob. There was Aleksandar who insisted on the political aspect of Performance Art and our possibilities to stand in for a clear opinion according to discrimination. So we completed our performance schedule for the final presentation with another performance about discrimination.

 

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Animation: Red Cross

created by participants of the summercamp 2014