Suzana Milevska

Suzana Milevska is a curator and visual culture theorist from Macedonia, currently Principal Investigator at the Politecnico di Milano (Horizon 2020). She was the Endowed Professor for Central and South European Art Histories, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She holds a PhD in Visual Cultures from Goldsmith’s College and was Fulbright Research Scholar. Her interests include postcolonial critique of the hegemonic regimes of representation, gender theory and feminism, and participatory art. In The Renaming Machine (2008–2011) she addressed the politics of overwriting histories and memories through renaming in arts and culture. In 2012 she won the Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory (2012).

Screening #3

Cosmos Cosmetics: Unresting Memoryscapes and Corpofictions

Political protocol tends to dispossess, overwrite, and refurbish unwanted narratives. Parallel to this, there are new agencies that enhance the intersections, reciprocities, and movements between bodies, spaces, objects, and memories. The video art and experimental film works of COSMOS COSMETICS: Unresting Memoryscapes and Corpofictions are concerned with architectural, corporeal, and phantasmatic materializations of internalized mnemonic, and bio-political regimes. Meanwhile they address surface porosities and subcutaneous layers of post-socialist cities. Hence this chapter of screenings in D’EST brings together artistic strategies and methods for unsettling, decontaminating, and queering artificial mono-histories, which stem from the urge to untag and distance the subject from the constraints of conformity, imposed belonging to a certain ethnic group or community, and identitarian politics in general.

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