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Šift 2021 - justicePhotography

Šift 2021 - justice

In 2021 the Shift will focus on systemic gaps in the field of human rights and freedoms written in the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia: “In Slovenia everyone shall be guaranteed equal human rights and fundamental freedoms irrespective of national origin, race, sex, language, religion, political, or other conviction, material standing, birth, education, social status, disability, or any other personal circumstance. All are equal before the law.” (Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia, Article 14).

Coordinator in producer: Špela Trošt
Artistic direction: Bojan Jablanovec
Production: Via Negativa
Co-production: Zavod Sploh

2nd July 2021
Cankarjev dom, Pripovedovalski festival
Concept: Loup Abramovici
Written thoughts for the song: Jad, Majdal, Rand and Wasim Abdulmonaem, Ava and Bela Abramovici Reba, Mila Bezjak Stegnar, Kajetan Pertot Weis
A poem based on written thoughts: Primož Čučnik
Music: Tomaž Grom
Performed by Jad Abdulmonaem, Ava in Bela Abramovici Reba, Kajetan Pertot Weis, Teodora Novaković, Ema Baša Poderžaj, Jaro Zorc, Jošt in Vid Drašler, Loup Abramovici in Tomaž Grom
In France, we often say that the truth always comes from the mouths of children (La verité sort toujours de la bouche des enfants). As I pondered the idea of justice, I realized that this word carries the burden of concepts such as equality, law, rule, morality, punishment, truth … that every adult seems to understand.
I asked my children what that word means to them, and realized that they find it quite abstract, even though they have their own set of ideas about what is fair or unfair. So I invited a few kids to write thoughts about their vision of justice. A few workshops with children, the collaboration of a poet, composer, musicians – and the song about justice was born.

2nd July 2021
Nova pošta
Concept: Sara Horžen
Scenography: Olja Grubić
When society is burdened with a lot of restlessness and complicated rules, when we have strayed or are looking for the right path, inequalities, divisions and abuses of power are the worst enemy of justice. The law of the strongest prevails, the weakest are the cannon fodder to achieve the goals of the elites.
To establish order, reduce conflicts, enable the collaboration of a herd, dogs form their own social structure. The relations between them are regulated by a hierarchy. Who is the alpha, who is the beta, who is the gamma, and who is the delta under equal circumstances on the theater stage? Freedom, equality, brotherhood or death?

25th June 2021
Muzejska ploščad, Metelkova
Concept: Kristina Aleksova & Anita WachNation: Olja Grubić, Anita Wach, Kristina Aleksova, Sara Horžen, Nina Goropečnik, Jernej Škof, Mitja Lovše, Loup Abramovici, Rea Vogrinčič, Tim Lončar, Delajda Didi Solin, Teja Bitenc, Jeff Stein, Ana Špik, Vesna Hauschild, Nataša Keser, Anja Mejač
Menu and props: Olja Grubić
Justice is something we demand. In a world where in the name of safety some people gain more rights than others and recently applied laws appear to be illegal, justice is definitely something to ask for. Where the hell is Iustitia? Who put ribbon on her eyes? Why is she always too late?
Having this question in mind we invite everyone to join the big feast. After a long time of lockdown, half awake, half in deep sleep we step outside in the open air. We brought a lot of food and the best wine. We celebrate a big dream about a perfect world where life is fair and simple and Justice is always on the right side. Our side. We wait for her, praise her and lay our trust on her. We expect her to implement fair share. We’ve just forgotten one thing: she carries a sword and does not see a damn thing. On the Statehood Day of this beautiful country, dear Lady Justice, you’re very welcome!
The project was conceived based on participation in the Via Negativa laboratory for contemporary performance art – VN Lab 2021.

Installation16th18th April 2021
FOTOPUB, Ljubljana
Conceived by Olja Grubić
Breathers: Olja Grubić, Anita Wach, Kristina Aleksova, Sara Horžen, Zala Mojca Jerman Kuželički, Nina Goropečnik, Jernej Škof, Mitja Lovše, Lina Akif, Loup Abramovici, Rea Vogrinčič, Timotej Novaković, Aleksandra Kmetič, Tim Lončar, Ines Šimunić, Tina Habun, Ena Kurtalić, Delajda Didi Solin
We live from the first inhale to the last exhale. We breathe to live, we live as we breathe. By breathing, we supply oxygen to the brain. Breathing produces thoughts. Breathing is a struggle for life. We fight for our existence, for our meaning, for our thought. With a minimalist act of the installation, we observe the basic human right to exist, through visual poetics we show the struggle for this basic right. Let us breathe. Let them breathe.

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