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PRACTICAL AESTHETICS: NEGOTIATING SICKNESS IN SERBIA AND MACEDONIA

Master’s Thesis, Culture and Performance University of California, Los Angeles 2018 Abstract: As cultural practitioners, traditional healers in Macedonia and eastern Serbia negotiate the materiality of the sick body by facilitating aesthetic encounters. Bajanje healers manipulate words, lead, plants, water,

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PRACTICAL AESTHETICS: NEGOTIATING SICKNESS IN SERBIA AND MACEDONIA

Master’s Thesis, Culture and Performance University of California, Los Angeles 2018 Abstract: As cultural practitioners, traditional healers in Macedonia and eastern Serbia negotiate the materiality of the sick body by facilitating aesthetic encounters. Bajanje healers manipulate words, lead, plants, water,

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EVERYDAY WE KEEP ASKING

Performance documenting the completion of a treatment for a love basma. The treatment was prescribed by a vračar near Majdanpek, Serbia. Filmed on August 5, 2017 in Valja Prerast, Serbia Note: These video stills serve as documentation of a live

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EVERYDAY WE KEEP ASKING

Performance documenting the completion of a treatment for a love basma. The treatment was prescribed by a vračar near Majdanpek, Serbia. Filmed on August 5, 2017 in Valja Prerast, Serbia Note: These video stills serve as documentation of a live

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LABORS OF LANDSCAPE

Collaboration with Zachary Tate Porter and Mari Beltran. Performed as part of One Night Stand LA, 2017 at the Royal Viking Motel. Duration: 3.5 hours Read more information here Note: This video serves as documentation of a live performance and

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LABORS OF LANDSCAPE

Collaboration with Zachary Tate Porter and Mari Beltran. Performed as part of One Night Stand LA, 2017 at the Royal Viking Motel. Duration: 3.5 hours Read more information here Note: This video serves as documentation of a live performance and

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STOP DREAMING

  A three hour durational performance laying on a bed of blackberry thorns in Trevi, Italy. September 3, 2016. Part of Franko B’s Death and Romance exhibition at Palazzo Lucarini. Note: These photographs serve as documentation of a live performance and

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STOP DREAMING

  A three hour durational performance laying on a bed of blackberry thorns in Trevi, Italy. September 3, 2016. Part of Franko B’s Death and Romance exhibition at Palazzo Lucarini. Note: These photographs serve as documentation of a live performance and

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MELTING OUR FEAR

Performance documenting the completion of a treatment for Salivanje strava, or melting the fear–a Balkan bajanje medicinal practice for eliminating fear. The treatment was prescribed by a bajalica near Skopje, Macedonia. Filmed on August 27, 2016 on Veliko ratno ostrvo

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MELTING OUR FEAR

Performance documenting the completion of a treatment for Salivanje strava, or melting the fear–a Balkan bajanje medicinal practice for eliminating fear. The treatment was prescribed by a bajalica near Skopje, Macedonia. Filmed on August 27, 2016 on Veliko ratno ostrvo

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ENTRAIN+ENTRAIL

Six hour durational boxing training and blindfolded spar. Entrain+Entrail is a performative exploration of “training” and what it means to create a training regimen, a practice, and an ethic of performance art. This work-in-perpetual-progress is not an attempt to definitively answer the

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ENTRAIN+ENTRAIL

Six hour durational boxing training and blindfolded spar. Entrain+Entrail is a performative exploration of “training” and what it means to create a training regimen, a practice, and an ethic of performance art. This work-in-perpetual-progress is not an attempt to definitively answer the

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