Via Nova Series
Performance series 2009 -2011. Small format performances (mostly solos or duets) created on the basis of questions raised during the period 2002 – 2008 in order to ask these questions anew in new contexts and to introduce them in new formats of presentation. Via Nova is the inverse of Via Negativa (announced at the time of establishing the VN in 2002), which reflects its own production through questions about the relationships between old and new, creation and destruction, theory and practice, copy and original, presence and absence, worth and cost … Via Nova 2009 catalogue (pdf)
Solo performance by Marko Mandić. A compilation of 37 dramatic roles created by Mandić in period 1996 - 2010. The core of an actor, which is impossible to reduce to the role.
The First Law of B. K.2011
Video performance by Barbara Kukovec. By pedalling the bicycle Barbara generates electricity for lightning and transforms food energy into energy of light.
Meeting of Truth2011
Concert performance by Boris Kadin. A self-ironizing retrospective of the ideological heritage of “popular” mass gatherings in former Yugoslavia consisting of remakes of famous Croatian pop songs.
Solo performance by Katarina Stegnar. The performer becomes a corpse, the audience becomes an undertaker and the performance becomes a funeral.
Dance solo by Nataša Živković. Ballerina’s urinating into a teapot is not an act of rebellion, it’s just an aestheticized excess, a pure pleasure that this can be done. This is the time of still life.
Artistic action by Boris Kadin. A public readings of the indictment of IMF executive board Directors and IMF managing director against the crime of economic genocide of humanity.
Dance performance by Primož Bezjak. Viewers render the dancer impossible, until he remains without arms and legs.
Visual performance by Jaka Lah. Performer and spectator caught in a trap of pure form. An absurd situation of indefinite exact laying down of toilet paper into round plane on the ground.
Buyer with an Eye2009
Auction performance by Katarina Stegnar. A performance about the difference between the price and the value of an art work.
Solo performance by Grega Zorc. Funny, grotesque and absurd stories about money. Grega returnes viewers the entrance fee money and proposes a new deal.
Spotlight on Me2009
Solo performance by Barbara Kukovec. About paradox of live presence. Live presence can never exist solely as presence for itself; live presence is always a presence for an absence.
Interview with an artist2009
Interview performance by Kristian Al Droubi. On political powerlessness of radical art practice and impotence of communication.
Game with Toothpicks2009
Documentary performance by Boris Kadin and Kristian Al Droubi on the media responses to the performance Not Like Me.
Solo performance and video work by Marko Mandić. In one hour Marko literary extracts his artistic life into one single glass of sweat.
Solo performance by Marko Mandić. Masturbation as an extraction of the essence of Marko Mandić.
All that you came for2009
Autobiography performance by Grega Zorc. A story about the death of his parents and about dilemmas how to make a performance about it.
What Joseph Beuys told me2009
Solo performance by Boris Kadin. On categorisations in art. Dead rabbit explains the importance of the work of Joseph Beuys.
No one should have seen this2009
Lecture performance by Bojana Kust and Katarina Stegnar. The theorist and the performer enter a relationship where they do not “seek for a common language” but do the exact opposite.
Tonight I Celebrate2009
Concert performance by Uroš Kaurin. On theatricality of relationship between a performer and his audience; on its depth and profanity, its authenticity and illusion.