Residency 1 - Ksenija Martinovic


Residency 1
Villa Manin, Spazio Residenze
10 - 20 September/ 4 - 7 October 2018
Mileva (first research project)

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esidency open to the public
Sunday 7 October 2018, 7 pm
Villa Manin di Passariano, Spazio Residenze
Free, booking advised, call +39 (0)432504765

Residency Team
Ksenija Martinovic actress and writer
Mattia Cason actor and dancer
Federico Bellini dramaturge
With expert consultant Marisa Michelini, professor of the Didactics of Physics at the Università degli Studi di Udine
tutor Fabrizia Maggi and Luisa Schiratti, co-artistic director CSS

'Mileva Maric and Albert Einstein changed the world. It’s just that no one knows anything about her'

Mileva Maric was a Serbian scientist, the first woman to be accepted on the physics course at the University of Zurich and Albert Einstein’s first wife. He is considered the most important scientist of the twentieth century, the one who revolutionized the course of science, yet Mileva has been erased from history. History is full of women whose intelligence and discoveries have been obscured and overshadowed by men: Rosalind Franklin discovered the double helix arrangement of DNA, but the Nobel prize was awarded to her colleagues Wilkins, Watson and Crick, who stole the scientist’s X-ray diffraction photographs from her.
Lise Meitner was the first to offer an accurate theory of nuclear fission, but the theory was accredited to Otto Hahn, who collaborated with her experiments, and he was the one awarded the Nobel.

"The idea at the heart of this new work - says Serbian artist Ksenija Martinovic – is not simply creating a biography, but rather seeking to ask questions about the present, and investigating the role of women in society and in science. Most of all it is an investigation into the subject of power and submission that are common to many relationships. Mileva addresses issues and questions such as egocentrism, power, fame and coherency.
How far can we get towards reach our goals?”

Ksenija Martinovic
is a Serbian actress / director, who lives and works in Italy. She attended the "Silvio D'Amico" Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated from the "Nico Pepe" Civic Academy of Dramatic Arts in Udine.
In 2016 she participated in the "Advanced Training Course for actors" Emilia Romagna Teatro - ERT directed by Ivica Buljan. In 2017 she continued her studies at the Santacristina Theatre School, founded by Luca Ronconi, where she worked with Massimo Popolizio, Giorgio Sangati, Benedetto Sicca and Luca Bargagna. Her first project "Diary of a Serbian housewife", loosely based on the eponymous novel by Mirjana Bobic Mojsilovic, won the Premio Giovani Realtà del Teatro –Sezione Monologhi (2014) Prize in Udine. This piece then became a production by CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG, directed by Fiona Sansone as a StarArt project, and has been invited to the "In Scena" festival in New York and the "Monodrama and Mime" International Festival in Belgrade. In 2016 she won the "Lidia Petroni" Prize at the Idra Residency with the project "Vestimi bene e poi uccidimi" directed by Marcela Serli. The same year she was shortlisted for "MaldiPalco" (Tangram Teatro) with "Diary of a Serbian housewife". She was awarded best show (ex-equo) for this performance and was subsequently invited to the Festival delle Colline Torinesi.
Her research is based on a deep connection between her homeland and Europe.

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