You Made Your Bed, Now Lie in It (Sama pala, sama se ubila)
In the performance You Made Your Bed, Now Lie in It, Sandra Dukić with the help of a popular saying (that she embroiders on a piece of fabric during the performance) introduces us to the omnipresence of violence. By exposing it and raising awareness, she makes violence visible and urges us to take on responsibility to stop it. She uses an audio recorded experience of a woman who lived in a safe house, thereby putting the audience in the role of listener. Violence as a private problem of a woman and a consequence of the choices she made – in the widely accepted manner of blaming a woman who is the victim of violence instead of the perpetrator – is a tradition which perpetuates and normalises the roles of victim and perpetrator. (Sandra Dukić)
Organisation: City of Women; In collaboration with: Škuc Gallery.
Supported by: CONA Institute for contemporary art procesing.