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Teja Reba: What will you be, when you grow up?

photo: archive of the authors
photo: archive of the authors
Durational interaction
Work of the opus Let’s Work! (2022–2023) by Loup Abramovici, Tomaž Grom, Teja Reba, Špela Trošt

Participating:
Dimitra Alfirević Srhoj, Tao Grassi, Kalvin Radivojević, Pika Redžić, Bela Reba Abramovici.

Production: Teja Reba
Coproduction: Zavod Sploh
Partner: Moderna galerija
Financial support: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia
 
29. 1. 2023, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova
24.4.2023, Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana
25.4.2023, Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana
2. 12. 2023, Celjski dom, Celje
2.–3. 2. 2024, Hangar teatri, Triest, Italy

Photo: Marcandrea

Freedom at work. Freedom through work. Freedom from work.
 “Truly, free work, e.g. composing, is at same time precisely the most damnable earnestness, the most intense effort.” (Marx)
 
“One thing we have to know about art that it is not entertainment […] To experience a work of art truly is as hard a job as to make a work of art. It really is.” (Carl Andre)
 
“Labour is the living, form-giving fire that shapes the pattern; it is the transitoriness of things, their temporality, as their transformation by living time”. Karl Marx

Let’s Work! (20222023) deals with the problem of work. It invites us, through various artistic situations set in specific environments, to reflect on the meaning and value of work, the ways in which we experience work in everyday life, and how art is at work. In the first chapter (2022), artworks are contextualized in locations that play a constructive role in society in terms of the formulation of labor policies, and more specifically the formulation of strategies in the field of cultural labor, in public services that respond to labor problems, in institutions that educate the upcoming workforce, and in spaces that play a role in contemporary art practices. The spatial and temporal positioning of works for (re)viewing by both institutional staff and invited and casual visitors aims to widen the field of visibility of the artwork and its reception. In the second chapter (2023), the artworks will be presented in their entirety in exhibition and performance formats.

25.4.2023

Teja Reba, Špela Trošt: Praznik dela, Stara mestna elektrarna

24. 4. at 18h, Stara mestna elektrarna
25. 4. at 20h, Stara mestna elektrarna

Why are you working?

1. I can’t not work. For me, it is a commitment dictated not by rationality, but by instinct and inner need.
2. I work to survive.
3. To find beauty
4. I work because I have to maintain this system in order to survive in the society in which I live. Otherwise, I would be considered a fool, a chump, I would be put in an madhouse for life, at the expense of my fellow citizens, my fellow brothers, who pay a lot of taxes to keep me at a menatl hospital.
5. Because I have to live.
6. I don’t work, I am a painter.
7. Because I am in a system that I cannot get out of.
8. Because I like what I do.
9. I think the point of work is to contribute to society.

Concept and direction: Teja Reba and Špela Trošt
Co-authors: Loup Abramovici, Mateja Bučar, Matjaž Farič, Tomaž Grom, Katja Legin, Lana Zdravković
Performed by: Loup Abramovici, Dimitra Alfirević Srhoj, Mary Anne Blanche, Vesna Godler, Tomaž Grom, Katja Legin, Liana Kalčina, Marjeta Kamnikar, Svarun Košir, Čarna Košir, Marija Pantić, Kalvin Radivojević, Bela Reba Abramovici, Pika Redžić, Špela Trošt, Iva Vidmar, Lana Zdravković

Lighting design: Špela Škulj
Sound design: Tomaž Grom
Selection of the music: Matjaž Farič, Katja Legin, Tomaž Grom, Lana Zdravković
Cover photo: Marcandrea
Technical team: Igor Remeta, Andrej Petrovčič, Duško Pušica, Manca Vukelič, Vid Starman
Cleaners: Marjeta Pogačnik, Darinka Županec Ivanovski

Production: Teja Reba
Co-Production: Sploh Institute
Partners: Bunker Institute, Ljubljana, En-Knap Institute, DUM – Association of Artists, MG+MSUM, Associazione Culturale YANVII
Financial support: Ministry of Culture and City of Ljubljana

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