ROMANA

Audio recording in public transport, duration: 8 hours, 15th Performance Art Festival, Osijek, 2015, photo: Kristina Marić, curated by Tomislav Pavelić
photo: Kristina Marić

The audio recording Romana is an informative but also poetic story about the tram driver Romana Mujakić, transmitted through loudspeaker in tram number 1 in Osijek during the 15th Performance Art Festival. The voice of the narrator tells Romana’s basic biographical data (her family status, her affinities,  earlier jobs etc.) including some interesting events from her career as a tram driver and her general thoughts and impressions about life. The audio recording appropriates the form of a classical prose narration additionally emphasised by a calm voice of a professional speaker. A specific transgression of the appropriated common narrative form due to the tone and intonation of the voice is initially caused by a sudden embodiment of the person who is otherwise somewhere in the background, and this becomes even stronger with the establishment or precise materialisation of the moment in which the text and reality touch each other. This uncommon situation engages passengers and the tram driver in a complete new way creating a framework for unexpected forms of social interactions.

Audio zapis Romana je informativno poetičan tekst o vozačici tramvaja Romani Mujakić koji se prenosio preko zvučnika u tramvaju broj 1 u Osijeku za vrijeme trajanja 15. Performance Art Festivala. Neutralan glas naratora putnike izvještava o osnovnim podacima iz Romaninog života (bračni status, afiniteti, raniji poslovi itd.) ali i o zanimljivim događajima iz njezine karijere vozačice tramvaja kao i nekim njezinim temeljnim stavovima o životu. Audio zapis preuzima formu klasične prozne naracije što je dodatno naglašeno neutralnim glasom profesionalnog spikera.

 

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