“ANOTHER BORING WORKSHOP”
In the period from September 27 to October 1, 2022, the members of the art group OPA (Obsessive Possessive Aggression), Slobodanka Stevcheska and Denis Saraginovski held a workshop called “Another Boring Workshop” with a focus on some of the contemporary artistic practices.
During the workshop, participants had “boring” discussions, presentations, and practical collaborative work, as well as process-oriented practices based on specific (social) contexts. The methods and strategies that were elaborated relate to the concepts and development of works that are outside of traditional media and practices that are based on participation, collaborative work, and/or tactical media (works that communicate with the audience in the public space or public sphere ).
The workshop was intended for students or “young” people with an interest in contemporary art.
OPA (Obsessive Possessive Aggression) is a collaboration founded in 2001, between visual artists Slobodanka Stevcheska and Denis Saraginovski. OPA’s approach is context-specific, including pseudo-documentaries, tactical media, strategies of overidentification, subversive affirmation, etc. OPA has held a large number of independent exhibitions and artists residencies in several European cities, the USA, and Macedonia, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions and festivals, including “Transmediale” (Berlin), “Transeuropa – European Theater and Performance Festival” (Hildesheim), “Freewaves – Biennale of New Media” (Los Angeles), “Biennale of Contemporary Arts” (Moscow), “Ars Electronica” (Linz), etc. OPA is a co-founder and active member of the Cooperation Initiative (2012-2015). [www.o-p-a.org]