Sunday 7 June | 5pm
WALK WITH DRAGAN STRUNJAŠ
Belgrade Layers / Lejeri Beograda
The Walk focuses on the city as an emotional organism, similar to a human being. It shows it as a vulnerable child with desires and expectations, a young person with hopes and goals, a grown-up with lots of experience, healed wounds, physical, emotional temptations and occurrences survived, illnesses, clinical deaths overwhelmed, filled with memories, experience and persistent in hopes for a new and better future. This life of the city is seen in layers that are visible all around. Those are the layers of different architectural styles and phases of the city developing that are standing one by another.
Belgrade is a city that was ruined so many times. Layers of the changes exist so deep in every stone and piece of glass and concrete, in front of the eyes of the passengers. But they rarely see the city in this sense. Not only Belgrade, but every city has lots of memories and traces of desires and hopes woven into them, just as a person. Only if we know where to look we can find the whole new worlds. And we rarely look, just as we only occasionally look deeper into ourselves, especially in the internet era and the fast life. On the walk we will face this.
While discovering the layers of Belgrade we can develop an emotional and spiritual reconsideration of what we are, who we are, and who we wanted/want to be, just as the city. The Walk analyses the growth of the city compared to the growing-up of a human. On the path of discovering the layers of the city, we are also discovering the layers of ourselves, and the society. We will be walking the selected timeline that still exists in the city growing line. The layers discovered are the ones that were built into the city in different periods.
The Walk shows the new perspective of the city as its inhabitants rarely see it. It analyses the growth of the city in terms of space and time, through discovering the layers of Belgrade architecture combined with performative action. The walk will be performance of different moving through the city getting known these layers.
MEETING POINT: Pobednik monument, Kalemegran map
See also: Belgrade Layers pictures
Walk with the artist is supported by ECF Step Beyond Travel Grant.