inframe of cycles Ventilator 2022
Concept and script: Varja Hrvatin
Authors: Varja Hrvatin, Lina Akif, Leon Marič, Anja Romih, Vid Merlak, Simeon Perich
Performers: Lina Akif in Leon Marič
Video: Anja Romih
Music: Vid Merlak (DVMIR) in Simeon Perich (SHAO)
La isla bonita is a cycle of hybrid events combining performance art and contemporary club music. It's a series of five site-specific experiments which deal with the »hype*« phenomenon and the various strategious it exploits. In terms of content and the narrative, La isla bonita is questioning the constant challenges and pressures of (re)creating content and its potential for the production of »hype«. What are the ways in which »hype« is generated and is there any content hidden behind it? Through various strategies of confronting contemporary club music with public non-performative spaces, La isla bonita explores the role and the power of »hype« in experiencing and valuing content – both on social media as well as in the context of art.
*Hype refers to artificially created expectations around a person or a product whose promotional campaing and image have been built from overestimating their traits and characteristics.
Production: Zavod Sploh and Via Negativa