Residency artists and researchers Multidisciplinary art Isobel Dryburgh & Biljana Radinoska The duo works towards articulating and creating a series of shocks in the public landscape. The series "Friends in Combat" will take different durational and artistic form; a hybrid of performance, visual arts and social choreography. During Saari Residence we propose to work towards articulating and creating a series of shocks in the public landscape. The series will take different durational and artistic form; a hybrid of performance, visual arts and social choreography. How does one begin to explain an idea or more so an urge that is fueled by a personal experience, an event lived, when one doesn’t want to profile herself as victim and at the same time, has over the course of 18 years. An abuse took place in one our youths, the experience of which has produced the monitoring and experiencing of a certain landscape, an internal dramaturgy strongly connected to the perception of the self as victim. How does one express a sensation of accumulated revolt, a strong political disagreement and at the same time an artistic appetite to define, articulate in a precise form? The intention being to develop a precise art form, one that would communicate the experience, while being absolutely and unapologetically precise in this manoeuvre. One has to gather friends and plan an attack, this is how we see our collaboration, we are planning an attack. Our tools and background come from theatre and the visual arts. We think in time and space using fiction as a tool for coagulation of the two. We are considering the strategy, audience and will enter this project with inputs from painting, military and theatre. Creating expanded images using broadcasting forms already in place as platforms to re-instrumentalise. Our initiative is bold in the content it addresses but furthermore in the unique fusion of approaches we will pull from. However, we don’t perceive ourselves as bold and this question has brought us troubling thoughts. There is a contradiction: how do we, those who don’t perceive ourselves as bold, plot an attack? We want to come to terms with our own contradictions, not to solve them, but to get to know these contradictions and embrace them in an artistic language.