Goran Sergej Pristaš : Exploded Gaze
Diverse in forms and rich in styles, from personal artistic notes to academic insights, this volume by Goran Sergej Pristaš is “recapitulating two decades of reflection from Pristaš’s work in theatre and artworld, and Exploded Gaze flashes out as a rare treat of poetics and political and philosophical thought at once. In a virtuoso stroke of style, this book advances novel terms of viewing, time and production in which the imaginative and critical powers of theatre are reinvented past theatre. Like Jean-Luc Godard, Mladen Stilinović or Anne Boyer, Pristaš reinvigorates the dense thinking from within the matter of art that can alter our worldview if we follow its shrewd implications.” [Bojana Cvejić]
Pristaš lead us elegantly and eloquently to the conclusion, which is also his artistic starting point that “theatre demands a faithfulness to the impossible, to the living matter which is not there yet, was already there and will maybe re-appear again.” Or, as Peter Brook would say: “[theatre] don’t need certainty”.
Goran Sergej Pristaš is a dramaturge, founder member of performing arts collective BADco. and Professor of Dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of Zagreb. With his projects and collaborations Pristaš participated at Venice Biennale 2011 and 2016, Documenta 12 and numerous festivals, exhibitions and conferences.
With an afterword by Bojana Kunst
Translation: Žarko Cvejić
Layout: Dejan Dragosavac Ruta
326 pages / price : 15 EUR or 110 HRK
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