Zavod Sploh


Meeting 3: Trip-tih

Trojka (Jurij - Samo - Katja) sets the third stage as a series in three "episodes" over three days in three different venues. Samo lives in Lesni Brdo, Katja in Krušče, and Španski borci are almost like a home stage. There has always been quite some time between editions so far, this time three improvised performances take place in a condensed manner, one after the other, in three days. Ventilator in new spatio-temporal coordinates.

22.09.2020, Pri Samu, Lesno Brdo
23.09.2020, Pri Katji, Krušče
24.09.2020, Španski borci, Ljubljana

Meeting 2: Katja Legin, Jurij Konjar, Samo Kutin

In addition to the new combination – Katja, Jurij and multi-instrumentalist Samo Kutin – the second edition was also marked by a new experience of “theater” after three months of self-isolation. They spent one work week together and built toward the show.

05.06.2020, Španski borci, Ljubljana

Meeting 1: Katja Legin, Jurij Konjar, Zlatko Kaučič

1. MEETING: a situation where two or more people meet, randomly or by agreement. Meeting of Zlatko, Jurij and Katja. Meeting of Katja, Zlatko and Jurij at every public event. Meeting of Katja, Jurij and Zlatko with the audience at each of these events. Meeting as potential for change. Meeting as a space of confrontation and negotiation between me and you, between me and us. Meeting someone other as (my) mirror.
2. CONVERSATION: conversation as a way of exchange. Exchange between Zlatko, Jurij and Katja. An exchange between Jurij, Katja, Zlatko and the audience present at each event. Conversation as listening. Conversation as saying oneself in front of another. Conversation as silence between question and answer, between what is said / realized and the response to it.
3. IMPROVISATION AND COMPOSITION at the same time. Improvisation is composing, composing is improvisation. Is this true? But? What is the relationship? When do I do what? What do we do together?
4. EVENT: anything that happens, especially important or unusual. An event in the context of performing arts. Meeting as an event. Conversation / exchange as an event. An event like the moment we all know it’s happening now. When it happens, we don’t care if it was a composed or improvised moment. An event as a moment that gives meaning to the presence (Jurij, Zlatko, Katja and the audience).

16.01.2020, Španski borci, Ljubljana


Ventilator #1: Sorry - Anita Wach, Grega Zorc, Andrej Fon

Two performers hang, bite, hook, hug, grab, and suck each other. Parasitize and apologize. They form inseparable coexistence in which each move becomes an element of infinite chain of intentions and reactions.

Sorry is structured research on relationship between body and meaning in the form of open space and timing.

The performance is inspired by book ‘Parasite’ by French philosopher Michel Serres and his thesis that the only possible relation is that of parasitic nature. Parasite. The one who eats from the table of the other, who exploits, uses, abuses, occupies, devastates. Who hooks up, breaks in, hangs on, bite into. The one, who is giving nothing in return, has nothing to offer, doesn’t create anything, doesn’t share anything, doesn’t support anybody, and never sacrifices for anyone.

We live in times of brutal celebration of power, time of loans, debts, frauds, subordination, manipulation and mutual dependency. It’s hard to detect parasite, we point the finger at each other, we accuse intruders, defend our integrity, we constantly bite and apologize each other … What if there is no other real relation except one-way relation, what if parasitism is the very basis and even a condition for any relation to take place?

For Serres, parasitism is the central ‘fact’ of existence for any living being. Parasitic relation is a form of inseparable and undemocratic coexistence, mutual entanglement creates closed loop, each move becomes an element of infinite chain of intentions and reactions. Parasitism is a surviving strategy. Parasite refuse violence, it lives in harmony as long as the host stays alive and can be consumed. Parasitic freedom is immovability, hibernation, total subordination. Parasite is free as long its host (partner, family, city, country, continent, earth …) can move and breath.

Performed by: Anita Wach, Grega Zorc, Andrej Fon
Conceived and devised by Anita Wach and Grega Zorc
Performing concept and artistic direction: Bojan Jablanovec
Sound: Andrej Fon
Production: Via Negativa and Zavod Sploh
Co-production: Body/Mind Festival, Warsaw


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