Warnings from the Stage, 2011, Digital colour pigment prints on canvas, each 130 x 200 cm,
© and courtesy the artist
Warnings from the Stage, 2011, Digital colour pigment prints on canvas, each 130 x 200 cm,
© and courtesy the artist
Warnings from the Stage, 2011, Digital colour pigment prints on canvas, each 130 x 200 cm,
© and courtesy the artist

Olja Triaška StefanovicWarnings from the Stage

 

The photo cycle Warnings from the Stage is a visual and sociological analysis of stages in cultural centres, TV studios and zoo gardens. It defines the stage as a means of spreading political ideology and considers the question of whether it is possible to feel the pull of the previous regime on an empty stage or an empty auditorium. The work understands the stage as a space for simulation of social phenomena and reality. To what extent can the stage manipulate a particular society, or serve this space as a simulation of social phenomena in reality? The research within this work presents a visual analysis of the relationship between the stage and the auditorium, and does so mainly through a consideration of philosophical questions regarding the power of the individual, the manipulation of the spectator and society or even the impact of the contents of the stage on the viewers in the space. 

Olja Triaška Stefanovič