A3 – APATHY, AIDS AND ANTARCTICA is story of fragility, sexuality, monstrosities and geographical confusions. Everything, everywhere is the slogan of the nineties, a confusion of bodies, concepts and strategies, a kind of out of joint situation for the subject. And we find ourselves in all the media, in all the bodies in all the possible spaces at ones, but this deadly dance is not innocent.
The video consists of the main part in which wives of the so-called totalitarian leaders as of the Rumanian dictator Cauceuscu (Elena) and of the former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic (Mirjana Milosevic) are forced to dance. Focused on the portrait of Mirjana Milosevic (The story of Mirjana M.) a kitsch melodramatic Balkan saga of power, drama, pop-folk elements and evil/demons is constructed. The apathy of feelings is caught in the dramatic tango that is slowed down for the camera eye.
A3 – APATHY, AIDS AND ANTARCTICA video,
Betacam SP PAL, 9.37 min, colour,
produced by TV SLOVENIA, 1995
original title: A3 – APATIJA, AIDS IN ANTARKTIKA /ZGODBA O METULJU II./
written and directed by: Marina Grzinic, Aina Smid
dancers: Damjana Cerne, Ivan Peternelj
choreography adapted for the camera: Grzinic & Smid; assistant choreography: Tanja Zgonc
actors: Neda R. Bric, Niko Gorsic, Zeljko Hrs, Janja Majzelj, Matej Recer
camera by: Miso Cadez
editing by: Zlatjan Cuckov
sound by: Vlado Ranik
music by: Demolition Group
setting by: Petra Varl Simoncic