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24. Rdeče zore | Tatiana Kocmur: “The Following Body”

02 March 2023 You are kindly invited to the performance "The Following Body" by Tatiana Kocmur on Thursday, 2 March, at 8 p.m., in the Alkatraz Gallery, ACC Metelkova mesto. The exhibition is a part of 24. International Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns.

 Kindly invited to other events of the International and Feminist Queer Festival Red Dawns as well!

2.3.2023 at 8 p.m.
Alkatraz Gallery, ACC Metelkova Mesto


Whatever pain achieves, it achieves in part through its unsharability, and it ensures this unsharability through its resistance to language.

Elaine Scarry


At the beginning of 2022, Tatiana Kocmur began to focus her artistic research on historical and contemporary problems of physical and sexual violence and the concept and language (or rather non-language) of pain. The Following Body is the first visual articulation of this exploration. This performance shows a hard-to-understand, or, more precisely, unimaginable change and impairment of the organism due to the sudden action of an external force. The internal conflict of understanding, acknowledging, and accepting a different body structure is visible externally in the performance in the form of two semantic entities: The dance of silent formations is sensual and at the same time aggressive. Their interdependence and inseparability define their relationship. At one point they are seen as lovers, but in the very next one as opponents. They become an exhibit of love and hate. In a slow and painful intertwining of the two, the roles of aggressor and victim are mixed. Their movements make (un)pleasant sounds that remind us of everything that didn’t and cannot arrive at articulation because of the post-traumatic syndrome and the fear that appears with a demanding, traumatic experience.

The performance is dedicated to Juana and all victims of sexual violence.

Images and sounds, used to create a composition for live performance, were selected through the artist's conversations with individuals who experienced sexual abuse in their youth.


"If the gesture itself is thus something that can perhaps, in the broadest sense, be considered an intuitively accessible artistic representation of an attempt to liberate the body from the pressures it experiences in its surroundings, what is so much more interesting is the way in which the performance The Following Body combines and juxtaposes various minimalist, yet semantically very meaningful, elements."

5.12.2022, Delo, Anja Radaljac

Tatiana Kocmur (1992) lives and works in Ljubljana. In 2015, she graduated in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. In 2020, she completed her postgraduate studies in painting with a master's thesis, Body installation - between performance and object. Since 2013, he has been exhibiting and performing at various exhibition venues around Slovenia. She presented herself in Skopje, Milan, Bologna and Berlin. Her artistic practice moves between painting and live art, she also works as a producer of contemporary art (producer of Circulation 2, co-initiator of the platform for the production, exhibition and research of performative art TRANSLACIJA/TRASLACIÓN). Her practice is characterized by collaboration with artists from various fields. The works created during close cooperation are a reflection of common interests and carry within them the specificity of the interweaving of artistic approaches that differ from each other - in themes, method of execution and use of materials and media. The common denominator is an interest in live art and/or creating events that involve the body of female artists. In 2021, she received a working scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. In 2022, she participated in the 5th triennial of young artists in the Contemporary Art Gallery of Celje. Her video works are included in the DIVA archive (SCCA).


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Organization: 24th International Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns

Production: Pekinpah , KUD Mreža

Co-financed by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, City of Ljubljana, Department of Culture

Contacts for media and press: Saša Nemec,

Author and performer: Tatiana Kocmur

Dress: Jaka Grm

Voice: Juana

Video: Domen Martinčič

Video editing and sound: Tatiana Kocmur

Object construction support: Stefan Doepner

Implementation: Liza Šimenc

Photo: Nina Pernat

Mentor: Matej Kejžar




Tatiana Kocmur: "The Following Body", foto: Matija Lukić Tatiana Kocmur: "The Following Body", foto: Matija Lukić Tatiana Kocmur: "The Following Body", foto: Matija Lukić