Untitled #2 (Search Engine series) Unfinished Businesses, Bern (2019)
Untitled #2 (Search Engine series) co-created with Nikola Knežević at the exhibition Unfinished Businesses curated by Julia Reist and Myriam Gallo at Off-Space Sattelkammer in Bern taking place from May 9 to 31, 2019.
Untitled #2 (Search Engine series) is part of an ongoing project titled The Museum that has as its mission to look into western historicized art practices and vernacular online performative practices with the one and the same gaze. More info
Search Machine new installation at PRIVACYTOPIA BINARY, Brussels (2017)
January 13 - January 19, 2017
Friday, January 13 (19 hrs): opening
Location: De Markten, Oude Graanmarkt 5, 1000 Brussel, Brussels
The installation Search Machine by The Museum (Bruno Listopad and Nikola Knežević) will be presented together with contributions by the duo Addie Wagenknecht & Pablo Garcia. More info
SHOW MORE a new installation at Stroom Den Haag (2015)
October 3 - December 13, 2015
Saturday, October 3 (17 hrs): opening
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
A multi-channel video installation by Bruno Listopad and Nikola Knežević on self-objectification mediated through online broadcasting.
The installation by choreographer Bruno Listopad and the architect/artist Nikola Knežević presents a selection of YouTube online activities of "non-artists" that facultatively and publicly share a designed image of themselves or their desires, according to their own principles. These individuals take charge of their online representation by transforming themselves into subject-objects that either comply with or challenge established norms of behavior. The performative qualities these works have and the creative strategies they employ raise questions about the distinction between art and "non-art" practices. To intensify their qualities, the works are shown within a digital art space - a museum - that is created to emphasize the notion of the Internet as today's largest archive and panoptical museum. This "museum" is conceived as an expression of total control by the way it attempts to command the visitors' gaze, all the data it aggregates in its collection and the subjectivity it engenders. More info
The exhibition will be accompanied by an indepth Stroom School program looking at the theme of control from a variety of perspectives and linking it to the city of The Hague. Culture of Control is made possible in part by the Creative Industries Fund NL, Mondriaan Fund and the City of The Hague.
Workshop for Sandberg Institute (MFA) SHOW MORE: Devotion and Surveillance by Bruno Listopad and Nikola Kneževic 7 Dec 2015.
SHOW MORE guided tour by Bruno Listopad and Nikola Kneževic November 22, 2015 at 15:00.
WeberWoche at Stroom Den Haag (2014)
Exhibition: September 10 to 14, 2014
Two-Day Performance Event: Friday, September 12 (17 hrs) + Saturday, September 13 (14:30 hrs)
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
With contributions by Alexander Kluge, Gabriel Lester, Jan Verwoert, Justin Bennett, Katie Paterson, Katja Novitskova, Koen Vermeir, Melanie Bonajo Plastique Fantastique (Simon O'Sullivan & David Burrows), Ryan Trecartin/Lizzie Fitch, Robertas Narkus, Helga Wretman and Nathaniel Mellors.
In the fall of 2014 Stroom Den Haag will present the so-called WeberWoche, celebrating the re-enchantment of the world and ideas. The starting point of this exhibition and performance program is the concept of the Entzauberung der Welt, the disenchantment of the world, a notion first articulated by the German sociologist Max Weber in Science as a Vocation (1919). Artists, performers, film makers, composers and theoreticians resourcing from multiple areas of knowledge and operating through contrasting artistic and discursive strategies will shape a multifaceted program aiming at questioning the role of enchantment in today's secularized Western society.
In short, Weber's concept of disenchantment describes the character of modernized bureaucratic society, where scientific understanding is more highly valued than belief and where decision-making is founded on rational considerations. Numbers and calculations reign supreme.
‘The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the 'disenchantment of the world.' Precisely the ultimate and most sublime values have retreated from public life either into the transcendental realm of mystic life or into the brotherliness of direct and personal human relations.'
(Max Weber, Science as a Vocation, 1919)
In Weber's perspective, mankind has initiated developments that have come to live a life of their own and subsequently have turned against their own creators. He uses the metaphor of a 'stahlhartes Gehäuse', an iron cage. The most notorious example is bureaucracy, which evolved from an independent means into an end in itself, and now forms a threat to individuals autonomy. A bureaucratic cloud hovers all and everyone, enforcing a regime of compliance turning human beings into mere pawns.
In order to escape such rational coercion, Stroom Den Haag will utilize the WeberWoche to look into past for statements and concealed knowledge, and to unearth these findings by getting into an ‘enchanted state'. Along winding roads and through prismatic insights, filled by contradictions - like a hydra with numerous talking heads capable of overcoming binary thinking - Stroom will attempt to find unknown wisdom capable of setting in motion other modes of conceiving and acting in today's world.
Design: The Rodina
'To All Tomorrows Parties' at TENT Rotterdam (2011)
With Authentic Boys, Aitana Cordero, Toon Fibbe, Yoeri Guépin, Daisy Kroon, Ola Maciejewska, Camilla Milena Fehér, Abner Preis, Ieke Trinks, David Weber-Krebs.
Bruno Listopad is co-curating together with Mariette Dölle an exhibition at TENT Rotterdam titled 'To All Tomorrows Parties'. The exhibition will focus on the interest shown by young artists in the common ground between dance, performance, fashion and sculpture. In the program artists challenge the strict division of roles between the artist and public and express themselves in theatre-like performances, performative fashion shows, song, dance and cross-border activities. At the centre lies a literal, physical conception of art in which the encounter with the public breaks the regime of the exhibition space. The strict division of roles between artist and public in a setting of passive spectacle shifts from observing to being observed, from passive consumption to active participation. The exhibition can be seen from September 8 to November 6, 2011. TENT Rotterdam
Initiative: Bruno Listopad / Installation: Edwin Kolpa / Additional Film (2010) Realized: Jellie Dekker - camera, editing, direction / Appearance: Bruno Listopad / Voice: Rodney Beddall / Online Editing: Mark Timmer / Film: Entr’acte (1924) Realized and Directed: Renê Clair / Music: Entr’acte - Erik Satie Production: Rolf de Maré / Production: Dansateliers and Productiehuis Rotterdam in commission and co-production with Cover Festival / Thanks to: Stockholm Dance Museum – Museum Rolf de Maré, Stockholm / Opening: March 24, 2010 Cover Festival, Theater Frascati 3, Amsterdam / 2nd presentation opening: 9th 2010 Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam / 3rd presentation opening: September 16, 2010, at Korzo Theater, The Hague
Installation commissioned by Something Raw International Dance and Performance Festival and Brakke Grond / Concept: Bruno Listopad / Made by: Aleksandra Maciejewska and Bruno Listopad / Performers 6th Feb: Aleksandra Maciejewska, Amaranta Velarde González / Music: Dirk Haubrich / Costume design: Bruno Listopad / Producer: Brakke Grond, Stg. Disjointed Arts Opening: February 2, 2010, at Brakke Grond Witte Zaal, Amsterdam
The Ground We Cover (2010)
Group exhibition / Curator: AKV | St. Joost / Opening: July 3, 2010, at Lokaal 01, Antwerp
Making Do: Uses and Tactics (2010)
Group exhibition / Curator: Koen Delaere / Opening: April 29, 2010, at BKKC, Tilburg
Untitled #1 (2010)
Media installation / Concept: Bruno Listopad / Made by: Aleksandra Maciejewska and Bruno Listopad / Performer in the video: Bruno Listopad / Costume design: Bruno Listopad / Curator: AKV | St. Joost / Opening: March 11, 2010, at Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam
NuContinu XI“A Choreographer Self Portrait” (2003)
Essay, Installation and Presentation / Concept and Installation: Bruno Listopad Music Composition: Dirk Haubrich / Light Design: Dirk Haubrich, Bruno Listopad / Producer: Zeebeltproducties / Opening: April 25, 2023, at Theater Zeebelt, The Hague