Freedom:Movementis a performance that’s a part of the Freedom project that will have as many parts as necessary to visually portray what Gabrijel Savic Ra see as a definition of freedom, which is: freedom as a chain of possibilities. Degrees of possibilities are varying. They can depend on socio-geographical, cultural-political and personal conditions; that can again branch out to the smaller and smaller parts and all of them are interchangeable all the time. For that reason, freedom as a chain of possibilities can easily make us think that we are free, even though we are not even close to the state of potential to be possible. On the other hand, one of the possibilities can promise nothing, but it gives you everything. Everything depends on the randomness of changes inside of the chain of possibilities that is recognized as freedom.
Generally, freedom could mean something different to each and every individual. For Gabrijel, somebody who came from a war torn country (former Yugoslavia) and post-war constant political turmoil, freedom was and always will be the state of mind. The only difference is that he has been forced into that realization by not knowing any other way of experiencing freedom. Relocating to the US gave him a different perspective of what freedom can be: an endless choice of possibilities. And that new way of seeing freedom became a new imprisonment, because he didn’t know which choice was the right one and the natural human instinct is to go and do all the things you never experience before. It took him a while to learn how to handle all of that and to adjust. At the same time, it shocked (and in a way saddened) Gabrijel to see people who grew up with all of these possibilities, but didn’t, and still don’t use them.
Bio Gabrijel Savic Ra, born 1978 in Belgrade, multimedia artist, poet and theorist. Studied philosophy at Philosophical Faculty (University of Belgrade, Serbia). He’s exhibited worldwide (Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad, MADRE Museum Of Contemporary Art in Naples, Pasadena Museum Of California Art, Independent Museum of Contemporary Art, Cyprus, etc.) Gabrijel was also founder of two galleries in Belgrade’s Students Cultural Center: V.I.P.Art Gallery and Art@Art Gallery. In 2005 along with few other artists founded art group “Corpus Artisticum”. As a poet and art theorist he published two books of poetry and was featured in various collections of poetry and art magazines. https://vimeo.com/gabrijel