Broken Document Breaks Out into Poetry / group exhibition On Violence, Budapest Gallery / curated by Lívia Páldi

Broken Document Breaks Out into Poetry combines video documentation, wall engraved text, textile work, and wooden objects to create a sense of complexity and frustration from the years-long research dedicated to women’s unknown, undocumented, lost, forgotten, and marginalized history. The installation was part of the group exhibition On Violence, Budapest Gallery, curated by Lívia Páldi with participating artists: Kateryna Aliinyk, Artists’ Campaign To Repeal The Eighth Amendment – Mia Mullarkey, Rachel Fallon, Olia Fedorova, Jelena Jureša, Elektra Kb, Hristina Ivanoska, Anikó Loránt (1977-2020), Milica Tomić, Dominika Trapp, Selma Selman, Anna Zvyagintseva. Photos by Tamás Juhász G. Photo courtesy Budapest Gallery (12.05.-30.07.2023)

My artistic practice is entangled around the issues of suppression, control, and construction of collective memory regarding women’s resistance strategies and politics. The ongoing research project “Document Missing” (2014–) is a compilation of works produced in different mediums: performances, photography, objects, textile, and drawings. They emphasize the lack of recognition of women’s history in Macedonian society and its links to current forms of political activism and theory. In my performances based on found or lost documents and oral interpretations of events, I ‘inhabit’ the character of Rosa Plaveva (1878-1970) – a Macedonian fighter for women’s and workers’ rights – whose narrative is forgotten, or simply erased, from the official history and the national state archives. Creating situations that ‘were and were not’ and fluctuating through time and space I become a flexible and porous entity, a medium through which different identities are brought back to life.

Document Missing: Performance no. 6 (Daughter), live performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, HD video, 25:04 min, 2022. Document Missing: Performance no. 6 (Curses: You Motherfuckers! You Little Pieces of Shit! You Are a Bunch of Cowards!), wall-engraving, dimensions variable, 2022/23. Fairy Hair, group of four woodcarvings, graphite and colourless wax on a walnut tree, 30x30x2cm each, 2018.

Document Missing: Performance no. 6 (Action Object #1), garment created in collaboration with Ludus Agendered Label, textile paint and thread on linen, dimensions variable, 2022. Document Missing: Performance no. 6 (Action Object #2), created in collaboration with Yane Calovski, gesso and ink on wood, 33x45x3cm,

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