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strip album po stvarnim pričama // comic book based on the true stories
// strip / comic by ivana armanini // produkcija / production: kc danilo kiš / co-publisher / suizdavač: komikaze // naklada / print run: 500 // isbn: 978-961-93945-9-5 // PUBLIKACIJA SE MOŽE NABAVITI U KCDK – KULTURNI CENTAR DANILO KIŠ I U KOMIKAZE STRIPARNICI. // PUBLICATION IS AVAILABLE AT KCDK / CULTURAL CENTER DANILO KIŠ AND IN THE KOMIKAZE LIBRARY.

[ BOTS ON TOUR ] / AUDIO BOTS ] / [ RADIO ŠTUDENT – (6:47-15:35) ]

BOTS album / Uvod / Svetlana Slapšak: Žena s tri noge ili poučnost stripa o seksualnosti / A woman with three legs or On the instructiveness of comics about sexuality

Još jednom sam se, na primjeru stripa Ivane Armanini, pitala zašto mora imati feministični strip poučnu notu, kada se radi o ženskoj seksualnosti? Što nas nije sram da nam još uvijek netko mora danas u jednostavnoj i ljubaznoj formi pojašnjavati kako radi neki dio naše osjetljive aparature užitka? Da li nam to treba nacrtati crno-bijelo ili u boji? Čini mi se da si Ivana Armanini postavlja isto pitanje. Njezin odgovor je nejasno opredijeljeno biće s tri noge, koje misli kao feministica: ne kao žena ili neki drugi spol nego kao netko ‘ko je konačno ovladao spol. Što znači da ga je oslobodio/la. Neka onda ide, sa svojom trećom nogom, brže prema budućnosti, koja će si već izmisliti svoje nove i obnoviti svoje stare užitke. Strip Ivane Armanini onda nije udžbenik nego radna bilježnica. Gramatika leži negdje drugdje, možda u životu.

Glave feministica Ivane Armanini su bez vlasišta, pogled je prodoran – čini mi se da su glave u profilu, ne gledaju me. Čitateljice tako olako mogu povjerovati da su izvan nesigurnosti upravo u trenutku dok padaju u klopku. Jer feminističke glave streme u riskantnu budućnost u kojoj će treća noga biti nužna a brzina nezaustavljiva.

Strip Ivane Armanini nije lijep, niti barokni, niti post niti avangardan: to je za mene dokaz da autorica ne treba cinizam, distancu, dekonstrukciju. Njezin strip je brutalan i zahtjeva akciju čitateljice, najbolje odmah, na ulici, u dubini sobe, iza zavjese, kroz izmjenu pogleda. U tom stripu nema tereta ni prošlosti, ni žena ni stripa. Kada ne bi bilo posredstva radionice, alata, škole, papira i ostalog, takav strip bi bio nacrtan na zidu spilje, u kojoj žena s tri noge kažnjava slabe učenike želje i užitka.

BOTS album / Introduction / Svetlana Slapšak: A woman with three legs or On the instructiveness of comics about sexuality

In the case of Ivana Armanini’s comics, I asked myself yet again why do feminist comics, in this day and age, have to have a touch of instructiveness when it comes to female sexuality. Aren’t we all ashamed of the fact that someone still has to explain to us how a part of our sensitive pleasure apparatus works in a light and kind fashion? Does it have to be drawn for us pictured in black and white or in colour? It seems to me that Ivana Armanini is wondering the same thing. Her answer is a vaguely defined three-legged creature that thinks like a feminist: not as a woman or any other gender but as someone who has finally mastered gender. Which means that it was set free. Let it go free, then, with its third leg, faster towards the future that will eventually come up with its own and renew it sold pleasure. Ivana Armanini’s comic book thus isn’t a textbook but an exercise book. Grammar lies somewhere else, probably in life. 

Ivana Armanini’s comics aren’t pretty or baroque or post-something or avantgarde: to me, this is proof that she doesn’t need cynicism, distancing or deconstruction. Her comics are brutal and demand an active approach from the readeress, best right now, in the street, deep within oneself, behind a curtain, during an exchange of views. They bear no burden or past, nor women or comics. If it wasn’t for workshops, tools, schools, paper and all other interventions, these comics would’ve been drawn in ochre onto a cave wall in which a three-legged woman is punishing the bad pupils of desire and pleasure.

Ivana Armanini’s heads of feminists are scalp-less and their gaze is penetrating – at least it seems so to me – the heads are seen from the side, they are not looking at me. Readeresses thus easily begin to believe that they are safe at the very moment the fall into the trap. Because – feminist heads are staring into a risky future where a third leg will be indispensable and the speed will be unstoppable. 

BOTS PRODUCENT: BILJANA ŽIKIĆ/ KCDK – INTRO: SVETLANA SLAPŠAK – PR: TAJŠA PEROVIĆ – TRANSLATION/ PREVOD: BOJAN ALBAHARI – PRINT: KERSCHOFFSET

BOTS ALBUM @ KOMIKAZE STRIPOTEKA / LIBRARY

bots album je kolekcija stripova i ilustracija, bazirana na stvarnim pričama s portala bodeca-neza.spol. si i drugih mrežnih otkrića (fb, tw, google & drugih medija). / bots album is a collection of comics and illustrations, based on the true stories from: bodeca-neza.spol. si and other web discoveries (fb, tw, google & other medias).

program strip nad stereotip uključuje: strip album, 2 radionice, izložbe i radio emisiju o stripu i feminizmu. podržan je od ministarstva rada, socijalne skrbi, obitelji i jednakih mogućnosti, 2021, slo  // program “comics against stereotypes” includes: comic book, 2 workshops, exhibition and radio show about comics and feminism. powered by ministry of labour, family, social affairs and equal opportunities, 2021, slo

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RADIONICA / WORKSHOP: https://komikaze.hr/bots-radionica-ljubljana/

program komikaze / femicomix 2021. je podržan od ministarstva kulture i medija republike hrvatske i grada zagreba. / komikaze femicomix programme 2021 is supported by the ministry of culture and media of the republic of croatia and the city of zagreb.