Radia Show 940 | Born with pain


The episode is an audio recording of the performance Confutatis – What are the heroes made of? premiered on 28.10.2022 in Prishtina, Kosovo, as part of Manifesta 14, the European Nomadic Biennial. It’s been slightly edited for the purposes of the radia.fm format.

"Why do some people become heroes and others not? What kind of shining lights do we need, and of what might they be made? Skopje-based artist Velimir Zernovski joins forces with the Physical Performative Theater ensemble to explore these and other questions around the politics of power, marginalization and belonging. Instigated by Biljana Dimitrova, the performance enacts rituals of mourning for the living beings we have lost and are losing, many of them through neglect.”

Confutatis – what are heroes made of?
 is a performance by Velimir Zernovski in collaboration with Kolektiv Veternica & Trisomija 21, both from Skopje.

Music by Joana Risteska & Filip Mitrov, based on the motifs of the Macedonian traditional folk song I Was Born With Pain / So maki sum se rodila.

Recorded and edited by Gjorgji Janevski.


Velimir Zernoski (*1981) is an artist from Skopje. In his practice he addresses contemporary problems through the lens of mythological past and future scenarios with a view to opening up new spaces for transformation. Networking and collaborating with authors, performers, scientists, researchers, marginalised groups and activists plays a crucial role in his work. He has exhibited widely across Europe, the USA and Asia.

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