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Betina Habjanič, DRUGA VRSTA

 

You are cordially invited to attend a performance by young artist/author Betina Habjanič, entitled DRUGA VRSTA (OTHER SPECIES), on Thursday, 17 January 2019, at 7 p. m. at KIBLA Portal in Maribor.

In her performance DRUGA VRSTA (OTHER SPECIES), the artist, a committed activist and an ardent advocate of animal rights for all species, including breeding animals, which are intended to ensure the survival of only one – rational (sic!) – species, deals with the psychological phenomenon of the slaughterhouse syndrome: under extreme circumstances, humans are able to preventively block certain brain centers, in order to "develop" a drive to eliminate the other for the preservation of their own existence. Is this a genocide of the rational over the irrational?

Can an answer be found in a Kafkaesque metamorphosis of humans into animals, or better yet, in a sublimation of castrating animals at the expense of humans? 

 



"Shell shedding shell, only to become a placenta and litter the next shell, which shall itself come off like skin upon the birth of a new shell ...

 

Perhaps there is nothing beyond shells, perhaps wrinkledness is all there is, and perhaps that is why birth stings so much." (Tomaž Grušovnik)

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The performance is the final in a series of events carried out as part of the international art exhibition Osebno / Personal, showing until 8 February 2019 at KIBLA Portal in Maribor.


KIBLA Portal, Valvasorjeva Street 40, Maribor


 

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Photo: Branimir Ritonja






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