CABARET of an INTRUDER
Performance by Branko Milisković
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 3 PM - 3:45 PM EST
Discussion at 4:30 pm between the artist and CIRCA art actuel's Émilie Granjon
CIRCA art actuel
372, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, suite 444, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1A2
Tis some visitor…
tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.
-Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
The performances of Branko Milisković know no boundaries—he is an ‘intruder’ par excellence. Throughout his oeuvre, in works such as Lili Marlene, Interloper, Couvre-Feu, APPOINTED, Ceci n'est pas UN Garçon a la Pipe, he uses costume, make-up, song and character to break up the experience of the everyday and to create a disorienting spectacle for the audience.
In Cabaret of an Intruder he pushes the idea of a cabaret to the next level. Originally an informal form of theatre, performed in a pub or restaurant, with unconventional content, however in Milisković’s show, the artist breaks the fourth wall and forces his audience into often uncomfortable situations, singing directly to them, beckoning for them to approach him and crowd around him, imploring them to come closer than most audiences ever would.
-Excerpt from a text written by Dr. Amy Bryzgel
The full text can be found on our website @ www.circa-art.com
Branko Milisković was born in the former Yugoslavia in 1982 and currently lives in Belgrade, Serbia. As a child, he was part of the last generation of Marshall Tito’s Pioneers, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s political movement for 7-year-old children.
In Belgrade, Serbia, Milisković pursued studies in architecture at the Architectural Engineering School, industrial design at Belgrade’s Polytechnic High School and sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts. In 2007, he was awarded the Dutch HSP Huygens scholarship and in 2009, he received a BA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, the Netherlands. Three years later, Milisković completed his MA at Hochschule für bildende Künste, in Hamburg, Germany. His work and his performances have been presented in Italy, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Serbia, Israel, Russia, Poland, Finland, Norway, The Netherlands, Scotland, UK and the USA. He is represented by G12HUB in Belgrade, Les Halles in Brussels and Kampnagel in Hamburg.