The Monuments - Chapter 7


by JAŠA (Mrevlje-Pollak)


Diese Performance ist Jaša´s Vater gewidmet

19 Uhr – 22 Uhr im 5. Stock

EMPACT presents:




Dedicated to my father


7 PM – 11 PM


site-specific installation and performance


You want to hear about loneliness?

Do I want to hear more about loneliness?

Do you want to spread the word about my blemished perpetuity?

Again your entwined words, thoughts resembling pure intentions, actions that persist within lingering. Thrust me over the cliff, and I will fly. Falling is somebody else’s doing.

I never know when to stop. I never know when to look back. Still, I find this inertia of mine closer to a cage than to a field of freedom.

Heavy words you spill for nothing more than a dime.

Poetry is my raft. Poetry is the purest reflection of my puzzled mind.

So un-puzzle me. 

from the Chapter 7 script

With the next chapter, JAŠA continues his research into relationships between different media, emphasizing the element of the performing body and presence in dialogue with space as a material and metaphorical element. Recognizable elements of everydayness become parts of an architectural sculpture set in the midst of the space, where the audience walks, creating their own points of view that capture the ephemeral in all of its beauty and potential.

project by JAŠA

Performance concept with Mattias Gimigliano

Lighting with Luka Gyoha

Technical support Denis Metting

Text editing by Noah Charney

Cover photo with Rosa Lux (a photographic performance series with JAŠA and Charlie Stein)

Production management and communications by Rosa Lux

Supported by Kühlhaus Berlin

Enabled by The Monuments Patrons Club & Herman & Partnerji

Special thanks to Andrea Wenzler, Dieter Siegel, Lion Siegel, Griša Šoba & Franci Zavrl

The Monuments, Chapter 7 is co-produced by UGM | Maribor Art Gallery in the framework of project EMPACT.

EMPACT initiates a dialogue between artists, sustainability experts, philosophers and social scientists, in order to

explore the importance of empathy as a key to aid people tackle and act upon climate change. Specifically,

EMPACT aims to facilitate artists in creating, through sustainable practices, art that fosters an empathic stance

towards non-human beings and nature; that is, art that encourages people to relate to non-human suffering in a

first-personal manner and thus acquire experiential knowledge about climate change related issues. EMPACT

considers the artist’s own emotional and empathic stance as a key point that will allow them to effectively

incorporate the concept of sustainability in their artistic production.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do

not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency

(EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

Produced by WE.ARE Institute

Co-produced by UGM | Maribor Art Gallery, EMPACT | Empathy & Sustainability, Creative Europe