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Yugoslavia: how ideology moved our collective body

April 30, 2014 8:00 pm

Marta Popivoda

in the context of the exhibition ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks, the curators what, how & for whom/who are presenting the following screening program:

Yugoslavia, how ideology moved our collective body

Marta Popivoda 2013, English and Serbian with English subtitles, 62’

Yugoslavia, how ideology moved our collective body is a cinematic essay that retells the history of socialist Yugoslavia and its dramatic dismantling from Marta Popivoda’s personal perspective. the film focuses on the mechanisms through which ideology was reflexively materialized in public space through mass performances. spanning through decades of socialist Yugoslavia and its aftermath, from 1945 to 2000, the film juxtaposes new and old footage of society performing itself through youth work actions, may day parades and celebrations of youth day, as well as the students’ uprising of 1968 or the civic demonstrations of the 1990s in Serbia. narrated by author’s voice-over, the film creates an account of Yugoslavia’s post-war history through images of collective actions and probes the exhaustion of the idea of collectivity and solidarity in today’s political context.