On Villains, Aliens and Superheroes. On Other Stories is an experimental artistic online project that gathers fifteen international artists from around the globe, who are invited to respond to the topic.
As part of their shared research process and inputs, three renowned artists who have dealt with the topic in their practice are invited to present their work in public. They will be interviewed by the editors of the project.


September 15, 2020, 19:00 Bojan Đorđev, a theater-maker from Belgrade, will moderate the talk with Rabih Mroué, a theatre-maker and visual artist from Beirut, author of performances, videos, installations and performative “non-academic lectures”, some of them dealing with issues related to the Lebanese civil war and other conflicts in the Middle East.

September 17, 2020, 19:00 Set up as an everyday chat, the talk between the writer Barbi Marković and the artist and curator Nataša Mačkuljak will be a stroll through Barbi’s novel Superheldinnen [Superheroines] and an analysis of their super powers as migrants in the city of Vienna. Mačkuljak and Marković are both currently living in Vienna and come from former Yugoslavia. WATCH THE TALK HERE

September 19, 2020, 18:00 Ivana Marjanović, a curator from Belgrade, currently director of Kunstraum Innsbruck, will interview Želimir Žilnik, a filmmaker from Novi Sad. Žilnik has been active since the 1960s, from the Yugoslav Black Wave cinema movement on. Three of his films, featuring retiring female textile industry workers (Vera and Eržika), a Roma man deported from the EU to Serbia (Kenedi Trilogy), and a hundred-years-old World War II resistance veteran (One Woman – One Century) will form the point of departure for a talk about heroism. WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE

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Welcome to Working Encounters!

On Villains, Aliens and Superheroes. On Other Stories.
Online public programs with Rabih Mroué, Barbi Marković and Želimir Žilnik
Organized by the Create to Connect -> Create to Impact network in the form of Working Encounters

September 15, 2020, 19:00.; September 17, 2020, 19:00. and September 19, 2020, 18:00.

Cultural and media space is a terrain of proliferation as well as dispute and struggle regarding these topics: heroes and superheroes are everywhere, but whose heroes are they and for whom? From mythology, to antifascist and anti-colonial struggles and all the way to pop culture and media celebrities, the notions of hero and heroine carry many references and possible readings. But who gets to be seen as a “villain”, who as a “hero” and why? …

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