Wild Card residency Aleksandar Georgiev & Dragana Zarevska in Brussels
In the frame of the Wild Cards 2015/2016, workspacebrussels offered a 3 weeks residency in Brussels to the exchange partner Station that chose Aleksandar Georgiev and Dragana Zarevska for this slot. The artists are working on their latest production "MRF" during this residency.
MRF is an acronym for “Madness Runs In The Family”, which would shortly say that insanity is inherited and travels through generations. Georgiev and Zarevska began this long-term process after the collaboration Georgiev and his mother had during 2014, when they created the performance “Freshly - Baked Theatrical Spaces”.
The main subject of MRF are artistic family collaborations.
MRF is comprised of three larger segments:
1) initiating and documenting performance family collaborations, primarily in the larger family constellations of the two artists
2) production of the (namesake) stage performance
3) workshops and research; expanding of the possibilities for rhyzomatic connections with other people and practices.
The idea behind MRF performance has its roots in the concept of the refrain presented in the book “ A 1000 Plateaus” of Deleuze and Guattari. Refrain is repeatable, and that quality brings out certain possibilities, conditions and consequences. A child has eliminated fear when singing a refrain over and over again. Refrains make you feel safe and sound. In the same repeating spirit are the family stories - happy and sad scenarios. Sound and refrain are MRF’s basic motors; as music, but even more as states. Feeling safe and sound, and refraining from something are things we often get in a family constellation.