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With My Psychic Energy Zeitgeist And A Melody, Macić introduces a new strategic concept into her artistic practice. The idea behind a “non-work-work” is to reflect upon performativity, archiving and dissemination of labor, leisure and language. It investigates production of ”works of art” in a neoliberal context and proposes new modes of “production of art”.
'My Psychic Energy Zeitgeist And A Melody' is a “non-work-work”: a construct comprising of artist' psychic energy, current Zeitgeist (year 2020 and ongoing), and a melody playing in Macić’s head. Every day the non-work-work performs itself and Un-documents itself.
Since its inception, Macić has performed My Psychic Energy Zeitgeist And A Melody more than 500 times.
The My Psychic Energy Zeitgeist And A Melody was first publicly performed in 2020, at noemata.org, at the online exhibition Undocumented events and object permanence, followed by a publication and participation at the first biennale.no.
Excerpt from the exhibition text Undocumented events and object permanence: "The collection Undocumented events and object permanence, are notarized and certified on the bitcoin blockchain each with the hash key of the zip of the collection embedded in the transaction. It means there's a public stamp referring to it, a proof-of-existence, since the hash-key is unique. So, the undocumented events and objects of the collection are then nonetheless proven to exist, which was partly the point, to assert an existence of the otherwise non-documented and non-documentable. In various degrees the works reflect this. In other words, blockchain is used as an archive, museum or a similar function for conservation of works, but without containing or revealing them - its only function is to certify their existence when asked."