SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR

38th Split Salon, Diocletian’s cellars, Split, 2013
series of 5 performative actions in public space, video documentation, performers: Buga Cvjetanović, Josipa Bilić, Franjo Đaković
excerpt from a video documentation of the performance:

 

Suspicious behavior is a series of five short performances performed in public space in front of two surveilled buildings in Split. The performances were actually some kind of choreography for surveillance cameras and consisted of some activities which are by law enforcement authorities considered as suspicious (for example: a person running), especially in conditions of high security measures or in front of the monitored objects. However there is a fine line between normal and abnormal behavior and such actions are very common and can happen on daily basis on the streets, in public space and in front of surveilled objects. Three performers performed a few suspicious actions: a person running; bag, briefcase, suitcase or package left unattended; acting nervously and suspiciously; being over dressed for the type of weather.

Sumnjivo ponašanje je serija 5 kratkih performansa izvedenih u javnom prostoru ispred dva nadzirana objekta u Splitu. Performansi su zapravo bili neka vrsta ‘koreografije’ za nadzorne kamere i sastojali su se od niza radnji koje organi reda obično navode kao sumnjive (npr. osoba u trku) osobito u prilikama pojačanih mjera sigurnosti ili ispred nadziranih objekata. No vrlo je tanka linija između normalnog i abnormalnog ponašanja, a takve radnje su vrlo uobičajene i svakodnevno se na ulicama, u javnom prostoru i ispred nadziranih objekata događaju. Tri performera odigrali su nekoliko sumnjivih radnji: osoba u trku; ostavljena nenadzirana prtljaga ili torba; znakovi pretjerane nervoze; neprikladna odjeća s obzirom na vremenske prilike.

 

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