EPHEMERKI Jasna DMITROVSKA + Dragana ZAREVSKA

Artist Ephemerki    Photo Zarko CulikJasna Dimitrovska
Born 1983 in Skopje, Macedonia.

Dragana Zarevska

Born 1985 in Skopje, Macedonia.

Both live and work in Skopje and Berlin.

 

Contexter vs. Discoursor, 2016

Objects from the performance at the opening

 

Ephemerki is a performance duo, founded by Jasna Dimitrovska and Dragana Zarevska in 2011.Their work is focused on encoding contemporary philosophical concepts into everyday anecdotes through experiments with language. The name of the duo is derived from the Macedonian word Bapchorki describing groups of old ladies who sing traditional songs in a polyphonic nasal style; they see themselves ironically as an ephemeral contemporary version of these groups. ‘Ever since we met, we have been working on language-based artworks. We are both fans of that childhood thing: when you don’t know what a word means and you try to assign your own meaning to it, until you get to know the ‘proper’ meaning.  This information gap – the limbo between the time you have your own meaning of a word and control it, and when you are informed about its “real” meaning – opens up the imagination and lets Wittgenstein in. You become a L-man/L-woman, where ‘L’ stands for ‘language’.  As adults, we wanted to create this sense again and to sculpt with language by making performances replete with layers of philosophy, up-to-date scientific data, and other various elements of insanity.  Contexter   vs. Discoursor is a performance about gaining and holding power through academic-voodoo objects known as The Curatables.’

—EPHEMERKI

 

The Lele Method, 2011, courtesy Ephemerki

 

 

  • ALEXI-MESKHISHVILI Ketuta
  • BALADI Lara
  • BLANK Andreas
  • BORGERMANS Hilde
  • BOŽANIĆ Antonia
  • ČEKIĆ Jovan
  • DESTIL MARKOVIĆ Milovan
  • DJURDJEVIĆ Biljana
  • DRAŠKOVIĆ BOČKOV Kristina
  • EDEFALK Cecilia
  • EKICI Nezaket and SHAHAR Marcus
  • EPHEMERKI Jasna DMITROVSKA + Dragana ZAREVSKA
  • FAJFRIĆ Bojan
  • FUDONG Yang
  • HAHN Mariana
  • HOLZER Jenny
  • HUŠMAN Ana
  • IKEMURA Leiko
  • ILIĆ Siniša
  • IVKOVIĆ Ivana
  • JANIČIĆ Tadija
  • JOHANSSON Peter
  • k.r.u.ž.o.k
  • KANDL Johanna
  • KARAMUSTAFA Gülsün
  • KENTRIDGE William
  • KLOTZ Franziska
  • KOVAČ Irena
  • KRIPPENDORFF David
  • LAURANCE Janet
  • LEWANDOWSKI Via
  • LÜDEMANN Sarah
  • MARKOVIĆ Dejan
  • MAXIMOVA Natalie
  • MELHUS Bjørn
  • MILADINOVIĆ Anuk
  • MILAK Radenko
  • MILISAVLJEVIĆ Olga
  • MOFFATT Tracey
  • NIKOLIĆ Nemanja
  • PERIĆ Vladimir i Milica
  • PHILIPSZ Susan
  • PIROGOVA Sasha
  • RADULOVIĆ Siniša
  • RAEDLE Rena & JEREMIĆ Vladan
  • REINHARD Aurora
  • RUBIKU Anila
  • SAVADOV Arsen
  • SCHMALE Toni
  • SELANDER Lina
  • SHIROKI Asako
  • SKOKO Snežana
  • SOLAKOV Dimitar
  • STANOJEVIĆ Jovanka
  • Susan PHILIPSZ
  • TOMIĆ Miloš
  • TRPKOVIĆ Jelena
  • VASILEVA Mariana
  • VEPREVA Anastasia
  • VUČIĆEVIĆ Dejana
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