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23th Red Dawns | Anita Wach: “Rectum”

25 March 2022 You are kindly invited to the opening performative installation made in collaboration with Via Negativa by the artist Anita Wach: "Rectum" (in the frame of project "30 Movements"). The event is part of the closing ceremony of of exhibition "Dolores, Pain Through the Image of Sound" by Urška Preis and is a part of 23 Red Dawns festival. The event will start at 7 pm in Alkatraz Gallery and will last for 25 minutes.



Performative installation  Rectum by Anita Wach (in the frame of project 30 Movements)

25.3.2022 at 7 pm

Alkatraz Gallery

ACC Metelkova Mesto

1000 Ljubljana

Kindly invited to other events of the Red Dawns as well! 


1st Movement:

“I am a citizen of this world.” Diogenes of Sinope

Body as a filter for processing civilisational norms. Values, achievements and ideological demands as foundations of human relations. Solidarity, empathy, responsibility - all those notions have their own mass, weight and consistency. The whole universe of civilization imperatives has to be absorbed and digested by each single body, no matter big or small, strong or weak. Everything has to be swallowed, consumed, chewed, digested. And each body needs to empty itself, clear itself out, to expurgate.


Performed by Anita Wach
Sound by Tomaž Grom
Artistic direction: Bojan Jablanovec

In collaboration with Via Negativa, part of the closing ceremony of exhibition Dolores, Pain Through the Image of Sound by Urška Preis

Duration: 25 minutes

Rectum is a part of a project 30 movements, which consists of 30 autonomous performative events executed in various venues in front of an audience. The range of performative strategies is wide: from intimate, solo appearances, to happenings engaging more people, from purely physical actions to verbal monologues, from abstract forms to interactive initiatives. Within 30 movements Anita tries to push the boundaries of her imagination and engage her mind and body in dialogue with the harsh reality of everyday life and current politics. The collection of raw images, insights, impulses, and actions are also a part of a continuous creative madness of VN Laboratory for performance art, where the author tries and develops ideas. Following the need for democratization of the creative process, Anita decided to invade the public sphere in order to find a place for weakness, despair, ordinary joy and basic human confusion, to let it move through the horizon of public visibility. Material and motives from 30 movements will become a foundation for future performance planned for spring 2023.


Author of individual Movements and performer: Anita Wach
Author of concept and artistic direction: Bojan Jablanovec
Executive producer and public relations: Sara Horžen
Producer: Špela Trošt
Production: Via Negativa

The program of Via Negativa, and of Association KUD Mreža is financially supported by Slovenian Ministry of Culture and Municipality of Ljubljana.


Event on Facebook


Organization: 23. Mednarodni feministični in kvirovski festival Rdeče zore, Via Negativa,

Design of the poster and graphic design: Urška Preis
Graphic image of the 23rd International Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns: Urška Preis
Contacts for media and press: Saša Nemec,
Financial support  by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, City Council Ljubljana
Financial support of particular events by the European Union - the ERASMUS + program and co-financed by the European Union under the European Solidarity Unit program.


With the Ordinance on Interim Measures for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases COVID-19, which entered into force on 21 February 2022, the Government is also releasing restrictions on cultural activities and the collective exercise of religious freedom. All temporary epidemiological restrictions on the provision of cultural events and other cultural services and on the collective exercise of religious freedom have ceased to apply. Preventive hygiene measures remain crucial. More on