Actor as a machine for production of emotions, actor as a medium of identification, actor as a body of fascination…
Solo performance by Marko Mandić. 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. Compilation does not follow the chronology of their creation. MandićMachine is a final part of the Mandić trilogy (Extract Mandić, Viva Mandić, MandićMachine)
Slovenian Association of Theater Critics Award for the best performance of 2010/2011 season. “Stunning psycho-physical expression…” (From the award argumentation)
Satyr award for the acting at the 7 Slovenian Chamber Theatre Festival 2012 in Ptuj. “Marko Mandić is provocative, intense and relentless … he does not allow any mediocrity or lukewarmness.” (From the award argumentation)
INFANT Festival Novi Sad 2012. “The prize for the most original exploration into one of the segments of theatrical language … without a fear of disclosure, poses the question of what is left when the actor takes off the skin of his last role? Substance or nothingness?” (From the jury announcement)
Conceived and devised by Marko Mandić and Bojan Jablanovec.
Performed by Marko Mandić.
Direction and set: Bojan Jablanovec.
Light and stage: Igor Remeta.
Costumes, props and music used in MandićMachine originate from performances, where possible, in which Marko originally created his roles.
Producer: Špela Trošt.
Production: Via Negativa, Via Nova performance series 2011, with the support by Ministry of Culture of RS and the City of Ljubljana.
Co-production: SNG Drama Ljubljana
Premiere: 25 JUN 2012, The Old Power Station Ljubljana
Duration: 75 min