Sabina Potočki

I’m Walking Behind You and Watching You

guided tour – installation – performance
120'

The project problematizes the low presence and representation of women in public spaces. It derives from a simple question: if the Slovenian capital has as many as 360 monuments of local significance, what is the number of annotations mentioning women?

I’m Walking Behind You and Watching You is organized around 4 different formats: a radio intervention (The forgotten half), a performative installation (Alive Sculpture), a performative guided tour (I’m walking behind you and watching you) and a video (Ljubljana- City of Women)

The project was made possible by the contribution of many people, among which Alenka Puhar, Iva Tratnik, Zvezdana Novakovič, Ana Sluga, Iva Tratnik, Maja Šubic, Mina Arko, Mojca Smerdu, Rene Rusjan, Saba Skaberne, Sanja Ajdišek.

 

8.10., Radio Slovenia, Ars, Oder

The forgotten half

Conceived as a radio show, the announcement of the most ambitious project of the city of Ljubljana with the opening of a new monument devoted to women in the city center, was presented in detail. The radio-show was conceived by the authors together with Saška Rakef.  

 

13.10., 5 pm

Alive Sculpture

On one of the main square of the city, 129 women mark the space with their bodies.  They create a form in the shape of x (here we are!). The action is inaugurated as an ephemeral monument, devoted to all the famous unknowns, the forgotten half, the women that importantly contributed to Slovene society, but still remained mostly unnoticed.

The event lasts 45 minutes. It is opened by speeches and accompanied by the women choir Barje.

Authors: Leja Jurišić, Teja Reba, Barbara Kapelj Osredkar; Production: City of Women; Donator: Trajnice Strgar 

We are very thankful to all the participants.

 

13.10, 11am; 14.10. and 15.10., 6pm

I’m Walking Behind You and Watching You

The guided tour is a female map of the city in which memory holders form the missing and ignored stories of women who worked their way through this city, created it, swore by it and breathed it, as well as those who migrated to it every day. If the Slovenian capital has as many as 360 monuments of local significance, what is the number of annotations mentioning women?

The tour last three hours and concludes in Slaščičarna on Stari Trg, where we will, while drinking a special coffee, discuss about how to set up better practices around women representation in public spaces. Due to a limited number of spectators (30), please make a prior reservation at pr@cityofwomen.org. Price: € 5.

Concept: Barbara Kapelj Osredkar; Created and guided by: Barbara Kapelj Osredkar, Leja Jurišić, Teja Reba, Mia Habib; Production and organization: City of Women. Donator: Tuma Publishing House.

 

Ljubljana – City of Women

A short video depicting the state of things regarding women visibility and representation in the public space. It focuses on Vegova street, the “street of monuments”, where suddenly men become women…

youtu.be/Jk87v2iAEPw

Authors: Ana Čigon, Teja Reba, Barbara Kapelj Osredkar, Leja Jurišić; recorded and edited by Ana Čigon. Production: City of Women.

 

 

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Oct 13th 11:00
Place of event: 
Pogačar Square
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Oct 13th 17:00
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