9 performances in 3 chapters
At the Scotland Live Art Festival New Territories Glasgow we presented 9-hours long program of nine performances in which we explore three basic fields of an artist’s creative process: thinking, presence and relation.
Chapter One: VIA NOVA SYMPOSIUM
On the relationship between performing arts theory and practice. In order to accomplish a higher level of interaction performers do not even out a discourse differences between theory and practice, they exaggerate them. Performances:
What Joseph Beuys told me…
No one should have seen this
Interview with an artist
Chapter Two: NAKED PRESENCE
It is not about naked bodies, although they are dominant in Naked Presence. Nakedness is just another mask of presence – it is not enough to take clothes off, each performer is searching for the way to unmask presence. Performances:
Chapter Three: MONEY, BLOOD & LOVE
Three simple questions: How much are you willing to pay? How far are we ready to go? How real is love between performer and his audience? And three performances:
Buyer with an eye
Game with toothpicks
Tonight I celebrate
Concept and direction: Bojan Jablanovec
Conceived and performed by Katarina Stegnar, Boris Kadin, Kristian Al Droubi, Marko Mandić, Primož Bezjak, Jaka Lah, Uroš Kaurin, Bojana Kunst. Interview with Kristian Al Droubi: Laura Gonzalez.
Production: Via Nova performances produced by Via Negativa and supported by Ministry of Culture of RS and the City of Ljubljana.
Producer: Špela Trošt
Technical director: Igor Remeta
Venue and date: CCA, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, 15 March 2011, as a part of “This is Performance art – Europe” at the Live Art Festival New Territories Glasgow
Duration: 9 hours