Idea: Dalibor Šandor
Made by: Xavier Le Roy, Scarlet Yu, Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Dalibor Šandor and Saša Asentić
In collaboration with: Frosina Dimovska, Dunja Crnjanski and Marcel Bugiel
Performed by: Saša Asentić, Alexandre Achour, Marko Bašica, Snežana Bulatović, Dunja Crnjanski, Frosina Dimovska, Đorđe Hrubenja, Snežana Kolarić, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Aleksandra Marković, Beata Perge, Mihailo Petrović, Marko Rošulov, Xavier Le Roy, Marina Sremački, Jelena Stefanoska, Dalibor Šandor, Natalija Vladisavljević, Anja Vučević

Production: Per.Art and Association Le Kwatt
Partner: Gallery of Matica srpska
Supported by: Creative Europe Programme of the European Union Europe Beyond Access
Foundation "Novi Sad 2021 - European Capital of Culture"
Secretary for Culture, City of Novi Sad

 

In 2015, during an event bringing together artists and theoreticians to debate about the notion of norms, I met Dalibor Šandor, artist with learning disabilities, who presented a video of an interview with Saša Asentić. Responding to Saša's questions on normality and abnormality, Dalibor shared his thoughts and experiences on his understanding of these concepts. During this interview he shared with Saša his desire to make a play that he would like to call "We are not Monster" in which he would like, with his colleagues from the group Per.Art. to create monsters as characters and thus show that they are not monsters.

As I found very relevant his idea to play monsters and fictions to get rid of the image of monsters left by everyday life, I expressed my curiosity and enthusiasm and encouraged Dalibor and Saša to make this performance.

Since then these thoughts and project were in the back of our head and last year, thanks to the means from the project "Europe Beyond Access" Saša and Dalibor invited me and Scarlet Yu and Alexandre Achour to work on the basis of Dalibor's idea.

In between Per Art didn’t have any more access to the theater they usually worked with and have been welcomed to work at the "Galerie de la Matica srpska". Thus we started this collaboration in February 2019 to make a work for exhibitions spaces and we are happy to announce our first public presentation in the 10th, 11th and 13th of December 2019 in the "Galerie de la Matica srpska" museum in Novi Sad.