The artistic intervention on Goli Otok comprises a live act / performance that takes place at the intersection of space, movement and instrumental and vocal articulation; it brings together fifteen musicians and dancers who in an approach via their own primary artistic media will raise the awareness of the points of female trauma at the site of the women’s prison camp.

The performance will be based on the variable spatial situations, and on improvisation that will present the key determinant of choreography, drawing on an approach to performance that is thought out and executed in situ, according to relations, possibilities, rules and potentials agreed on a priori. This kind of improvisational choreography depends on collaborative preparation for the performance during the period of research, and on the relations between the performers during the live performance, on accompanying each other, and awareness of the concepts involved in the inmates’ everyday life.

The point of departure for the performance of the musicians, which stems from jazz and free improvisation, consists of the songs, sentences, personal attacks and insults that were used for the purpose of re-educating the camp’s inmates, as well as the specific sounds of the space, reconstructed from the memories of the prisoners. On Goli Otok the body was the main tool of re-education, and yet also of continued existence, of individual acts of resistance and of tactics of survival.       

It is planned to put on the artistic intervention during 2021/22.