There are some spaces that are irresistibly reminiscent of others. There are everyday situations that evoke quite unusual connotations. Likewise, there are movements that, when carefully observed, reveal a broad range of different characters and personalities.. In past interactions, Lemić recognized the Garage as an underground space, a space of the club scene and a different perspective. He sees this modest building as a box - isolated from reality, but self-sufficient, safe, but also accessible. The door, which dissolves along its entire length, acts like a window of sorts, some kind of open image or a lighted screen inviting you to peek what is hidden on the other side of reality. Kamba is like a box, an allusion to a claustrophobic club, as well as a drawer inside which we close ourselves. In the beauty of its symbolism, the club scene emphasizes a sense of togetherness and acceptance, and yet within that collective we stand out as individuals in search of ourselves. It is the phenomenon of clubbing that is the ambience that reveals the polyvalence of individuals and groups, certain (sub) cultures, and occasionally the feeling of nations. It is a space that, with its atmosphere, provides a safe space for expression and personal freedoms, while dissolving layers of transformation, examination and new understanding within the realm of the unconscious. In indulgence in rhythm and repetition, the body identifies with music, in the symbiosis of which kinesthetic learning takes place. The dance solo, whose process, research, and flow are still inscribed in form emphasizing the time component, will guide through the transformation of a character. A sudden cut will establish the two dimensions of a Person by exploring precisely those aspects that we cannot know in the case of a casual passer-by. I say accidental because the focus of this dance narrative is the usual individual, our second and secondary figure. Solo will burst into a life that is neither a great story nor idolatry, but a living and cruel everyday life.
autor: Marin Lemić
exhibition: Bi-Polar B(e)ar/e 2.0.
fotografije: Valerija Djanješić
tekst: Mihaela Zajec
10th September 2020
Lemić enrolled in the dance academy in Amsterdam (Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten- de Theaterschool) in the Netherlands at the end of 2008. There he graduated in the Department of Contemporary dance in 2011. From 2012 to 2016, he worked at the state national theaters in Oldenburg and Mainz, Germany as part of a contemporary dance company. He is currently working as a performer and author on various dance projects in Croatia and abroad. In 2019, the project "Transformers", which he created with dance artist Ida Jolić received two awards from professional associations of contemporary dance for the 2018/2019 season.