Design: Stegmeyer Fischer Creative Studio
Conceptual Performance »40’ 33’’: All Power to the Imagination«
Milos Sofrenovic's new conceptual performance is an investigation of the interrelation between performer and viewer.
»I do not agree that life is a game. What we want is an anarchy that works.«
– John Cage
Milos Sofrenovic’s new conceptual performance is an investigation of what makes a »Time – Space –Body« interrelation between the PERFORMER & the VIEWER more tangible. Through the collective experience which is reduced to the importance of the process of the unfolding performance becoming more important than the aftermath reflection on the experienced.
The performance is an homage to
(1) The remarkable work 4’ 33’’ (Four minutes, thirty-three seconds), a three-movement composition by American experimental composer John Cage created in 1952, as the epitome of an idea that any sounds may constitute music.
(2) All Power to the Imagination! which was a famous maxim of French Students’ protests in May of 1968, hereby in 2018 marking 50 years anniversary since those social events.
(3) Five dramaturgical Tableaux Vivants of this performance honour the same period in the late 1960s when diverse Conceptual/Performance Art practices were getting into a full swing by emphasising the importance of EXPERIENCING »Time – Space – Material« rather than REPRESENTING it in the form of objects/products exhibited in state museums or performed on theatre stages across the world.
»Art work is not completed by the Artist. The work of Art is completed by the Observer.«
– Marcel Duchamp