Jelisaveta Rapaić – Dizzeyland

Welcome to Dizzeyland! Have fun, relax and forget all the worlds pressing problems. In this space you can find (in)appropriate aid for such needs, please enjoy, but use at your own risk or gain (pleasure). The artist doesn’t take any responsibility (moral or legal) for potential outcomes, physical, emotional, spiritual or any other kind. The artist welcomes you and wishes you all the bestestsetseset&”#&(97#&%$)(?=?)

MEDIUM Gallery, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18, Bratislava



Fun! Relaxation, joy, Happinesss!!! Beauty, Positivity! Safeness, 0-Anxiety !!!

Everlasting (within gallery open hours actually)

Always in your heart, brain and gut (within a designated physical space actually, Medium gallery this time)

Safety measures:
Advised not enforced

Target group:
groups and individuals, humans and non humans looking to escape from daily issues, have fun, relax and enjoy.

Age limit:
Not specified, at their own risk or gain (pleasure)

Body limitations:
Not specified, at their own risk or gain (pleasure)

Exposure limit:
Not specified, at their own risk or gain (pleasure)

The name Dizzeyland stands for an ambiguous place of anxieties and relaxation methods we go to when on a quest for fun, carefreeness, enjoyment, positivity etc. this quest is a distraction method which hopefully can lead us to denial and full on escapism, induced numbness and a Lala attitude in the mids of the world falling apart.
Before you is a culmination of efforts made approximately in the past year which started developing within the SAFE HAVEN projects and slightly shifted their trajectory in Paris during Cite Internationale Des Arts residency in late 2021 which was supported by the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava. During the residency, the research was mainly focused on boundaries of (dis)comfort, coping mechanisms, popular trends in psychology, anxieties and the power of beliefs, resulting in an open studio exhibition My Pinterest Vision Board I Have Yet To Manifest, Dizzeyland is a continuation of these efforts.

Jelisaveta Rapaić (Belgrade, RS) is a cultural worker and a practicing artist, currently based in Bratislava, SR. Her artistic practice covers mediums such as video, installation, performance, textile and topics regarding learning, social contexts, work and therapy. She has gained her masters degree at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava at the department of Intermedia, studio VVV and her bachelors degree from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade at the department of design, studio of textile design. In recent years, she has been working behind the scene in art institutions, particularly in project and production management and new education approaches.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, she has been running a makeshift pop-up hair salon where she offers hair cutting therapy sessions; the price is broken down by both parties’ willingness to submit to the needs and desires of the other. Jelisaveta Rapaić sees herself as a space appropriator, orchestrator of different opportunities and spaces for interactions that might not happen otherwise.

This project was financially supported by Bratislava Self-Governing Region Council.