Staying alive, the latest work of choreographer Jasna L. Vinovrski, reflects
upon the issues of order and control in migration of human and non human
entities. It questions how the juridical apparatus of the law, which today has
a crucial role in the control of the migration processes, has been affected
and perpetuated by the production of knowledge and discourse around the
subject of migration.
Throughout this process, the I-pad as a personal technological device, has had
a very important role as an agent of control over the performers body.
Gradually the body enters the sate of stress, which persists and increases
throughout the whole piece. Constantly, fragile and precarious situations are
re-produced for the performer, reflecting a permanent state of emergency‘:
The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the ‘state of emergency’ in
which we live is not exception but the rule. We must attain a conception of
history that is in keeping with this insight. - Walter Benjamin
This work was created within larger project “Migrant Bodies”, which was
supported by the programme EU Culture 2007-2013.