Lana Zdravković (KITCH) is a researcher, publicist, political activist, cultural producer and artist. She is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Philosophy of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana. She works as a researcher at the Peace Institute ? Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies (www.mirovni-institut.si), Ljubljana. She is also active as an activist, performer, cultural producer and a co-founder of KITCH ? Institute for Art Production and Research (www.kitch.si), Ljubljana. Fields of her artistic interest include: neoliberalization and economization of art, critical artwork, pornography, kitsch and trash art. She is particularly engaged in political performance and video-film.
The performance XXX YU reflects the phenomenon of the ex-Yugoslavia?s wars crimes through the gender perspective. Who, actually, performed the breastfeeding of the war criminals? Although the war?s violence is strongly rooted in the patriarchal male principle, a hidden Oedipus is screaming from the psychoanalytical background, which is, however, caused by the Mother. Her Sin was ultimately transferred to the Son by her very milk, the milk of the Nation, perverted both male and female principles, and finally lead to the travesty of the War.
photo: Nada Žgank