Untitled (A Song), 2016, 10’25” loop

Untitled ( A Song) Katarina ZdjelarIn her observations of the band at rest or at play, Zdjelar captures
something we struggle to maintain, even in artistic practice — namely,
inactivity, the freedom to inhabit an atemporal space as a necessary
condition for creation, which is more than only production. Through
the inactivity of waiting, through the temporary suspension of
production, we stumble on “pure, disinterested play”, or more
precisely “a space in which calculation and play appear to blur into
each other”. It is precisely in its playful humming of possibility
that “Untitled (A Song)” prompts us into action, or, more precisely,
non-action, which we feel instinctively, is the only way forward, if
action is to have consequence. As viewers, we are gently lulled out of
time, away from the conflict of waiting, to feel the value of the
waiting moment itself. Watching the video’s protagonists, we
experience the fragile and powerful space of artistic creation, a
being-in-the-world through poiesis. (excerpt from a text by Lucy Cotter)