Improper Names // Publishing

Goran Sergej Pristaš: Exploded Gaze [book launching]

Friday, 22.03.2019, 19:00h @ Academy of Dramatic Arts

After the American presentations in Chicago and at the Stanford University, and before the European promotions in Ljubljana and Copenhagen, we invite you to Zagreb’s book lunching of Exploded Gaze by Goran Sergei Pristaš, a kind of summa dramaturgica of author’s theoretical and artistic practices. The book was published by the Multimedia Institute, in cooperation with collaborative performance collectiv BADco and the Drugo more.
Bojana Kunst, Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen
Una Bauer, Academy of Dramatic Arts, Zagreb
Stephen Zepke, Wien
Goran Sergej Pristaš, Academy of Dramatic Arts, Zagreb
Alen & Nenad Sinkauz

Diverse in forms and rich in styles, from personal artistic notes to academic insights, this volume is “recapitulating two decades of reflection from Pristaš’s work in theatre and artworld, Exploded Gaze flashes out as a rare treat of poetics and political and philosophical thought at once. In a virtuoso stroke of style, this volume 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)

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.


Organisers: Multimedijalni institut, Drugo more i Akademija dramske umjetnosti
Supported by: European Commission program Creative Europe, Kultura nova Foundation, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Croatian Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs
This program is realized in the framework of State Machines, a joint project by Aksioma (SI), Drugo more (HR), Furtherfield (UK), Institute of Network Cultures (NL) and NeMe (CY).


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
This project has been funded with support from the Croatian Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs. This communication reflects the views only of Drugo more.


— a joint publication of Multimedia Institute and the performance collective BADco. in collaboration with Drugo more, in the series Skhole (a program-segment within the flagship Dopolavoro / Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture)