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VIA NEGATIVA

Contemporary performing arts association
[email protected]

artistic director
Bojan Jablanovec
[email protected]
phone: +386 41 389 284

managing director
Špela Trošt
[email protected]
phone: +386 51 360 735

public relations
Sara Horžen
[email protected]
phone: +386 41 590 872

Address
Via Negativa
Na Peči 12
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia


Registration number: 1677314
VAT / TAX number: SI71858253
Bank: Abanka Vipa d.d. Ljubljana
IBAN: SI 56 051008010573865
SWIFT: ABANSI2X

Shame

 

 

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BE YOURSELF, SHOW YOURSELF! THERE’S NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF! A TRAVESTY OF FAKE IDENTITIES.


It seems that today the world is completely open, ready to accept us, as we are – no more restraints, no more shame. Contemporary media culture demands to be open, to share opinions, to express feelings, to be critical, to be entertaining… It looks shame is something from the past century, something pre-modern. Shame simply doesn’t fit our contemporary identities.

But at the deeper level we can sense that shame does not disappear – we just repressed its symbolic function. In spite of denial, shame remains secret structure of each subjectivity – persists as some stubborn surplus of humanity. In contemporary media culture shame is ashamed of itself. Media reality became a masquerade of insecure individuals hiding behind their public faces and defending their dignity – hiding their shame.

And so is our performance. We created numerous fictional, biographic, fairy, allegorical and absurd characters to cover up our primal shame of being humans. Hiding behind characters, defending their dignity and denying their shame is our basic performing strategy. We use the stage as a space for travesty of fake identities.

CREDITS

Conceived and devised by the group.
Performers: Anita Wach, Darko Japelj, Grega Zorc, Katarina Stegnar, Magdalena Tuka, Marie-Louise Stentebjerg
Concept and direction: Bojan Jablanovec
Costumes: Via Negativa with help of Ajda Tomazin
Stage technician and light design: Igor Remeta
Producer: Špela Trošt

Production: Via Negativa with support of Ministry of Culture of RS and the City of Ljubljana
Partner: KUD Moment Maribor
Premiere: 2 NOV 2011, The Old Power Station Ljubljana
Duration: 90 min

 

 

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