Latest project
Mala Drama SNG Ljubljana

LAST REHEARSAL
FOR THE GENERATION

Produced by Slovene National Theatre Ljubljana and Via Negativa. Although both producers operate in a completely different production bases and pursue different artistic goals, the point of our collaboration was not to find a common language, but to identify our joint traumatic core. Irrespective of whether we are talking about national institutions or independent artists we all share the same feeling that we are hostages of a democratic culture to which we do not belong and the future we do not want . All of us, who have dealings with art in Slovenia, have been made hostage of some kind of ‘national cultural politics’ and its phantasmagorical ‘cultural market’ with which none of us can identify. We live in a culture of hostages. Video
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JULY 19
Thealter Festival Szeged

MANDIĆMACHINE

Solo performance by Marko Mandić. Actor as a machine for production of emotions, actor as a medium of identification, actor as a body of fascination… Performance MandićMachine is a compilation of dramatic roles created by Marko Mandić in the period 1996 – 2010. In about one hour Marko runs over his body 37 roles in order to stage the core of an actor, which is impossible to reduce to the role. Presented dramatic characters retain their physical characteristics, the original texts, stage speech, typical situations and, where possible, including original costumes, props and musical equipment. Video
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SEPT 28
Balkan Spirit festival Palac Akropolis Prague

MANDIĆ TRILOGY

Three solo pieces in one take. Mandić Trilogy is a performing tour de force through three Mandić solo pieces: MandićMachine (2011), Extract Mandić (2005), Viva Mandić (2009). Although all of them arose in different periods, all revolve around the topic of the meaning and significance of the artist’s work. In Mandić Trilogy Marko raises three simple yet crucial questions: 1. Why am I doing all this? 2. Who is all this meant for? 3. What is my purpose? His answers are uncompromising: 1. Because of me. 2. For Me. 3. Me. Who is Marko Mandić? Exhibitionist. Narcissus. Jester. Intellectual. Animal. Egoist. Artist. Viva Mandić! At Balkan Spirit festival in Prague Marko Mandić will for the first time merge all his work with Via Negativa in one integral event.
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JANUARY – JUNE 2014
The Old Power Station Elektro Ljubljana

VN LAB

VN Laboratory for performing arts > Workshops in 2014
VN Lab is meant for emerging performing arts practitioners which would like to develop or improve their creative strategy. It will run from January until June 2014, a detailed schedule you can find on our website (schedule), where you can sign up (application), learn about how VN Lab works (how does it work), and what participants from previous years say about VN Lab (what they say). Welcome.

JUST THE BEGINNING

Abstract voting body slowly but
unstoppably melts from its legal
abstraction into cruel reality.
(Mladina Ljubljana, 14. 12. 2012)

SHAME

“Be yourself, show yourself.
There’s nothig to be ashamed of!”
Irresolvable series, 2011

NAKED PRESENCE

Via Nova collective presentation
Gallery installation of performances
in the context of exhibition “Real Presence”
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 19.11.2010

MANDIĆMACHINE

Solo performance by Marko Mandić
Slovenian Association of Theater Critics Award for the best performance
of 2010 / 2011 season.

OUT

“Via Negativa has succeeded in
opening up a field for which theatre
in Slovenia will never be quite the same again.” (Večer Maribor, 17.11.2008)

INVALID

Dance solo by Primož Bezjak
Music: Tomaž Grom
Choreographer: Gregor Luštek
Via Nova 2010

DROP DEAD

Katarina Stegnar
solo performance
Via Nova 2010

SPOTLIGHT ON ME

Barbara Kukovec
solo performance
Via Nova 2009

OOPS

solo performance by Anita Wach
“The historical project of the Enlightenment failed. Lights do not work at all.”
Irresolvable series, 2012