"Private, intimate, most hidden enters the stage through the big door."
INTERVIEW WITH AN ARTIST
Interview performance by Kristian Al Droubi
Questions based on the text by Bojana Kunst, Ph.D., drill deep into the problem core which Via Negativa has always been concerned with. These are the questions on political powerlessness of radical art practices, the impotence of communication, about confession as a media spectacle, about the imperative of pleasure in contemporary post-industrial society, on the impossibility of subjectivization, etc.
Conversation with Kristian in the form of a classic interview is usually led by an invited interrogator from a local area, where the performance is held. With questions about his powerlessness in contemporary post-industrial society Kristian deals as a performer – he argues for his believes not only with his words but also with his whole body.
Conceived by Bojan Jablanovec and Kristian Al Droubi
Questions based on the text by Bojana Kunst, Ph.D. (Powerlessness of Radical Consumption, 2009), adapted by Bojan Jablanovec
Answers: Kristian Al Droubi and Bojan Jablanovec
Performers: Kristian Al Droubi and his guest
Concept and direction: Bojan Jablanovec
Producer: Špela Trošt
Production: Via Negativa, 2009, with the support by Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana
Premiere: 14 August 2009 at the Zadar Snova Festival, Zadar
Duration: 50 min