01 Name of author/applicant:
Use of media in performance design
03 Project title:
04 Description (not exceeding 50 words):
The performer and author, Marko Milić, researches how traumatic events shape our capability to observe the world around us. LUMI serves as a catalyst to our tendency to superimpose our own traumas on everything we see.
“It is hard enough for observers to bear witness to pain. Is it any wonder, then, that the traumatized individuals themselves cannot tolerate remembering it and that they often resort to using drugs, alcohol, or self-mutilation to block out their unbearable knowledge?” – Bessel van der Kolk: The Body Keeps the Score. Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, 2015.
05 Impressum (production, place, year, other authors of the team):
Station – Service for Contemporary Dance (Belgrade), Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, Germany), Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, 2016; performers: Marko Milić, Predrag Mladenović, in cooperation with Marcel Schwald, Andrej Široki, Kaan Baltaci, Leif Persson, Milica Urić, Ana Dubljević, Jelena Vuksanović; music: David Morrow; animation: Milisav Banković
07 Biography (not exceeding 100 words):
Marko Milić was born in Serbia in 1981. Since 1996 he has been attending workshops at the “Stari grad” Cultural Centre, and in 2002, he started working under the influence of independent theatres from Belgrade. His most prominent works (SERIES, anymore, Kejv, Physical Experience of Satisfaction and LUMI) were shown at festivals, such as ImpulsTanz in Vienna; TanzImAugust in Berlin; Perforations in Dubrovnik and Zagreb; FIDQU in Montevideo; Festival of Choreographic Miniatures in Belgrade; Kondenz in Belgrade; Il faut brûler pour briller in Luxembourg; CoFestival in Ljubljana. He is a co-founder of Station – Service for Contemporary Dance, where he cooperates with artists and cultural workers on promotion of contemporary dance and performing arts in Serbia.