24th Festival of Alternative Theatrical Expression

FAKI – 24th Festival for Alternative Theatrical Expression -- ESCAPE

May 24-30, 2021, AKC Medika, Zagreb, online
Non-ticketed, Free-Access Performance Event

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S BLOG

SCHEDULE - FAKI FESTIVAL 24

Shows happening in AKC Medika, Pierottijeva 11, Zagreb
Offsite - Institut français de Croatie, Preradovićeva 5, Zagreb
Online shows livestreamed from 20.30 - 22.00 (CEST), every night of the festival!
Remote Performance-by-registration

Monday 24 th - Opening Day
18.30 - Cassandra - Skaraventer Project (ITA) for SubScena Residency, Filmski studio, 45’ Book a seat
Skaravanter Project (ITA) – CASSANDRA is "a performance that wants to investigate a mystery. In the middle of the space there is a table. On the table there is a deck of tarot cards. A person chooses a card, and asks a question within himself. The performer observes the card and gives the person an answer, transforming the symbols of the card into a choreography for body and voice: a unique, unrepeatable and human-specific theatrical act."
A performance by Lucia Falco and Cordelia Stagno
skaraventer.wordpress.com
19.30 - I'M NOT A ROBOT - Luan Machado (BRA/ITA), Outside Stage, 25’ Book a seat
Luan Machado / Paris Blues (ITA/BRA) – ‘I'M NOT A ROBOT’ is “a lip-sync operetta from the butoh-queer universe. A contemporary remix of the noises of technology shot from dating apps, pop music, the performer's authoritative voice in electronic beats coming from the dance floor where voguing, glamor-trash, the exacerbation of symbols inhabiting the POSE aesthetic. The colorful flag that defends the different, the body violated by the prejudices of society is printed in words and gestures on the scene.”
19.30 - 21.00 - Dispatch - Daria Kaufman (USA) - Whatsapp/Signal Book a seat
Daria Kaufman (USA) – Dispatch is “a letter to the pleasures and cruelties of live performance, delivered via one-to-one phone call by author/performer Daria Kaufman, to whomever else is on the line. Audience/witnesses sign up to receive an audio call (via Signal or Whatsapp) from Kaufman, located in California/USA, at a specified day and time. During the transmission, she recites a sensorial testament to live spectacle, told from shifting perspectives and geographies. Dispatch is an invitation to transport oneself to distant lands and scenes; to re-engage in the tricky intimacies between live performer and audience; to soak in past fantasies and future relics of the 'stage.'”
*English-only
Online from 20:30 (CEST) - Info Shop (livestream projection) Book a seat

? no guaranty - Kapil Paharia (IND) - 20’
Kapil Paharia (IND) – in ‘Guaranty? no guaranty’, “Everyone has the right of getting food, but only some get the food and some didn’t get food, and some get more than needed so they waste the food, while on the other side some die of hunger, starvation and malnutrition. What is the guaranty of getting food and provide food?

Guaranty?

No guaranty.”

異.性 - 江峰 Jiang Feng (TWN) - 15’
江峰 Jiang Feng (TWN) – ‘Alt-Sex 異.性’ is “a performance work created out of the somatic practice “Sex and Love”, intended to help people rethink sex and elicit sexual/erotic energy, sensual attention, and love affects through movements and body awareness. The practice and the performance work explore the deconstruction of the narrow idea of sex, codified bodies, and repertoires of sex. Sex is not a performance of prowess or position-changing but a dialogue and a way of living and experiencing.”
www.jiangfeng-mine.com/alt-sex

Tuesday 25 th
19.00 - Clearance - Petra Peček, Alja Lacković, and Manca Trampuš (SLO), Klub Attack, 20’ Book a seat
Petra Peček, Alja Lacković, and Manca Trampuš (SLO) – In ‘Clearance’ "We are deeply interested in that which at first glance makes no sense. Playing with personal stories that form a collage of relationships and emotions leads us to absurd situations. Isn't the constant return to already-known and established situations ridiculous? Nonsensical? Absurd? Beautiful? This process got us through uncertain times by creating a safe space full of support, care, lightness, and optimism that we wish to pass on."
19.30 - #SINKHOLE - So Young Kim (KOR), Info Shop, 30’ Book a seat
So Young Kim (GER/KOR) – ‘#SINKHOLE’ “began with the Actor and the Lego - both named So Young Kim. The Actor has role of So Young as director/writer, and the Lego has role of So Young as minority woman in . Both of them go through/witness the ‘sinkhole’ incident: Lego falls into a sinkhole, while the author tries to write a story about it. On one hand, the Lego criticizes the author as an opportunist, on the other hand, the author wants to show people the world they see.”
Performer (actor) : Hoyoung Im
19.30 - 21.00 - Dispatch - Daria Kaufman (USA) - Whatsapp/Signal Book a seat
Daria Kaufman (USA) – Dispatch is “a letter to the pleasures and cruelties of live performance, delivered via one-to-one phone call by author/performer Daria Kaufman, to whomever else is on the line. Audience/witnesses sign up to receive an audio call (via Signal or Whatsapp) from Kaufman, located in California/USA, at a specified day and time. During the transmission, she recites a sensorial testament to live spectacle, told from shifting perspectives and geographies. Dispatch is an invitation to transport oneself to distant lands and scenes; to re-engage in the tricky intimacies between live performer and audience; to soak in past fantasies and future relics of the 'stage.'”
*English-only
Online from 20.30 (CEST) - Info Shop (livestream projection) Book a seat

Performing nothing - Katya Volkova - (RUS) - 20’
Katya Volkova (RUS) – in ‘Performing nothing’, “we all see how many people suffer from socio-political causes around the world. And in many societies, they are initially doomed. But what if we go beyond the framework imposed on capitalist and political relations, which is beneficial to their interrelations, and take into account the legitimacy of various human manifestations?”
Sound art by Ivan Kalashnik, Poster by Roman Oganesyan
Self Help - mignolo dance (USA) - 20’
mignolo dance (USA) – ‘Self Help’, choreographed by Charly & Eriel Santagado, “explores mental health through the lens of a relationship between psychologist and patient using Movenglish® – a movement language in progress that directly corresponds to English. The direct translation of spoken conversations is complemented by fragmented and deconstructed phrases that represent what happens between the lines and inside the mind, embodying a ceaseless yet hopeful striving toward balance between thought and feeling, mind and body, self and other.”

Wednesday 26 th
17.30 - Les mots de recours - Hugo Baranger (FR) – Institut français de Croatie, Zagreb, 25’ Book a seat
Hugo Baranger (FRA) – ‘Les mots de recours’ is “a WiP, a relational and participatory sound piece. It allows devices connected to WIFI to dialogue (in real time) like a wise and their pupil. Other devices produce the sound atmosphere that evolves during the performance: changes of environments, moods (suspense, calm, joy, nostalgia, etc.). The composition plays with the poetic potentialities generated by the random reading of sentences and words. It approaches the notion of digital spirituality, sharing, doing together (in concert) between humans and digital entities. "

With the support of Institut français de Croatie.
19.00 - O Srđanu: Koje nacionalnosti je istina? (On Srđan: Which Nationality is the Truth?) - Teleport Teater (SRB), Filmski Studio, 65’ Book a seat
Teleport teatar (SRB) – ‘O Srđanu: Koje nacionalnosti je istina?‘ "je bazirana na različitim pričama i svedočenjima povodom tragičnog događaja u kojem je život izgubio Srđan Aleksić. Cilj projekta je približavanje pozorišne umetnosti prevashodno mladima, kao i pružanje prilike mladima da u pozorištu progovore o temama koje ih se tiču.”

Teleport theatre (SRB) – ‘On Srđan: Which Nationality is the Truth?’ “is based on various stories and testimonies on the occasion of the tragic event in which Srdjan Aleksić lost his life. The goal of the project is to bring theatrical art closer to young people, as well as to provide an opportunity for young people to talk in the theater about topics that concern them.”
19.30 - 21.00 - Dispatch - Daria Kaufman (USA) - Whatsapp/Signal Book a seat
Daria Kaufman (USA) – Dispatch is “a letter to the pleasures and cruelties of live performance, delivered via one-to-one phone call by author/performer Daria Kaufman, to whomever else is on the line. Audience/witnesses sign up to receive an audio call (via Signal or Whatsapp) from Kaufman, located in California/USA, at a specified day and time. During the transmission, she recites a sensorial testament to live spectacle, told from shifting perspectives and geographies. Dispatch is an invitation to transport oneself to distant lands and scenes; to re-engage in the tricky intimacies between live performer and audience; to soak in past fantasies and future relics of the 'stage.'”
*English-only
Online from 20.30 (CEST) - Info Shop (livestream projection) Book a seat

ESCAPE - Apeiron Theatre (LIT) - 30’
Apeiron theatre (LIT) – ‘ESCAPE’ is “characterized by exceptionally personal, self-ironic content, provoking unexpected feelings, revealing the negative sides of reality. The artistic expression of the film deliberately uses ironic, cliché, flat images, editing disturbances. It's like an ironic provocation to "good" art.”
apeirontheatre.net
The Suit - Ori Lenkinski (ISR) - 26’
Ori Lenkinski (ISR) – in ‘The Suit’, “On Valentine's Day, 1962, Jackie Kennedy invited television cameras into the White House to what would become an iconic tour of the extensive renovation she championed. In doing so, she reshaped the world's image of the First Lady and of ladies altogether. In 2021, armed with a pink suit (not a Chanel), Ori Lenkinski summons Kennedy's energy to take the audience on a tour of memory, fantasy and a slightly brighter version of reality.”

Thursday 27 th
14.00 - 20.15 - Closer - Panna Adorjáni & Dániel Láng (ROU) - 10’ Book a seat
Panna Adorjáni & Dániel Láng (ROU) – ‘Closer’ (original title: Közelebb) “tackles the issue of the current pandemic as well as the possibility for intimate encounters through live art during this crisis. Closer is a performance with three different versions from which each spectator is asked to choose one for exclusive viewing. One version lasts cca. 8 minutes. All versions tackle the collective crisis of the pandemic and make it possible for the spectator to choose a perspective that best fits their current mindset and needs.”
18.00 - Freaks - Anajara Laisa Amarante (GER/BRA), Filmski studio, 20’ Book a seat
Anajara Laisa Amarante (GER/BRA) – ‘Freaks’ is “a homage to an artist friend who passed away and to a hobo artist that I met in the streets of Greece, literally burning and being saved with water by my partner. It’s about being lost, wondering, searching and – most of all – existing, without a purpose, in a world full of sold goals as – for instance – being happy, rich and famous.”
sofiasurya.wixsite.com/anajaraamarante/about
19.00 - Ofelia Vegetariana (Vegetarian Ophelia) - Carlota Berzal / La Turba Company (ESP), Outdoor stage (in case of rain Klub Attack), 45’ Book a seat
Carlota Berzal / La Turba Company (ESP) – ‘Ofelia Vegetariana’ ”takes the female character of Hamlet - presented by Shakespeare as an innocent and submissive woman - reinterpreting her from the present: Ofelia is a broken princess, dead in life. Fragments her body in constant trance, allowing the monster that also inhabits her to emerge.”
19.30 - 21.00 - Dispatch - Daria Kaufman (USA) - Whatsapp/Signal Book a seat
Daria Kaufman (USA) – Dispatch is “a letter to the pleasures and cruelties of live performance, delivered via one-to-one phone call by author/performer Daria Kaufman, to whomever else is on the line. Audience/witnesses sign up to receive an audio call (via Signal or Whatsapp) from Kaufman, located in California/USA, at a specified day and time. During the transmission, she recites a sensorial testament to live spectacle, told from shifting perspectives and geographies. Dispatch is an invitation to transport oneself to distant lands and scenes; to re-engage in the tricky intimacies between live performer and audience; to soak in past fantasies and future relics of the 'stage.'”
*English-only
Online from 20.30 (CEST) - Info Shop (livestream projection) Book a seat

Closer - Panna Adorjáni & Dániel Láng (ROU) - 10’
Panna Adorjáni & Dániel Láng (ROU) – ‘Closer’ (original title: Közelebb) “tackles the issue of the current pandemic as well as the possibility for intimate encounters through live art during this crisis. Closer is a performance with three different versions from which each spectator is asked to choose one for exclusive viewing. One version lasts cca. 8 minutes. All versions tackle the collective crisis of the pandemic and make it possible for the spectator to choose a perspective that best fits their current mindset and needs.”
Dispatch - Daria Kaufman (USA) - 10’
Daria Kaufman (USA) – Dispatch is “a letter to the pleasures and cruelties of live performance, delivered via one-to-one phone call by author/performer Daria Kaufman, to whomever else is on the line. Audience/witnesses sign up to receive an audio call (via Signal or Whatsapp) from Kaufman, located in California/USA, at a specified day and time. During the transmission, she recites a sensorial testament to live spectacle, told from shifting perspectives and geographies. Dispatch is an invitation to transport oneself to distant lands and scenes; to re-engage in the tricky intimacies between live performer and audience; to soak in past fantasies and future relics of the 'stage.'”
*English-only
Emotion Inn - Martina Freyja Kartelo (HRV) - 20’
Martina Freyja Kartelo (HRV) - in ‘Emotion Inn’, “the participant is invited to go "on a date" with performer in the way that he/she/they are invited to register for date on the form/info which is distributed through social media/email before the performance and then they connect to online meet up at arranged time and see what happens.
The only condition is to be present online at same time with performer. Performer will invite them in her intimacy and real/authentic moment (she is performing and not performing at the same time) and they can choose how much they will get involved with performer inside of their date ( using video, voice, real names, etc). They can choose to stop date at any time and need to be open for whatever expression of her intimacy performer will use but do have total freedom to react on it, how they feel. Date/s will last up to 20 minutes max.”
*Croatian and English
Martina Freyja Kartelo (HRV) - "Emocija U" - “sudionik/ca je pozvana na sastanak sa autoricom na način da se može prijaviti za sastanak preko socijalnih medija/emaila preko upitnika koji je dostupan par dana prije ovog interaktivnog performansa. Dogovori se datum i sat i tada se osoba nađe sa autoricom na online sastanku. Jedini uvjet koji zainteresirana osoba treba ispuniti je da bude prisutna/an u dogovoreno vrijeme online na platformi gdje su se dogovorili i uđe u iskustvo. Autorica će otvoriti vrata svoje intime i biti autentična glumeći i ne glumeći istovremeno. Nivo interakcije je slobodan izbor, mogu se ali i ne trebaju koristiti video i audio opcije ili prave informacije, ali se treba biti otvoren prema slobodi izričaja autoričine intimnosti. Reakcija na to je slobodna, i sudionik/ica je u svakom trenutku slobodan/na prekinuti sastanak ako se ne osjećaju ugodno. Sastanak/ci traju do 20 minuta.”
*Hrvatski i engleski

Friday 28 th
18.30 - MOŽ! sit with me- Miniature puppet theatre MOŽ! (AUT/SLO), Filmski Studio, 30’ Book a seat
Miniature puppet theatre MOŽ! (AUT/SLO) – in ‘MOŽ! sit with me’, “MOŽ! is an old man living alone, never leaving his home. In his solitude, he falls in love with a lamp, and confronts his own fears. Based on the two short stories Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka) and Tju (Slavko Grum), and on the true story of the puppeteer’s grandfather – a 79-year-old ex-coal miner, diagnosed with organic delusional disorder.”
mozi.space
19.30 - Don't let me down - Katarina Ilijašević and company (SRB) - Klub Attack, 30’ Book a seat
Katarina Ilijašević and company (SRB) – ‘Don't let me down’ is “a pop-up party at the bus stop. Don’t let me down is a prayer spotlight. Don’t let me down is an attempt at an ironic escape from all of Warhol's (in)correct conclusions about fame.”

Katarina Ilijašević and Luka Jovanov - authors (idea, concept, directing for stage)
Dunja Maksimović - visual identity of the performance and photos
Jana Rančić - original score
Performers: Jovana Grujić, Bisera Dimčeva, Miona Petrović, Natalija Trifunović.
Supported by: Institut za Umetničku Igru
19.30 - 21.00 - Dispatch - Daria Kaufman (USA) - Whatsapp/Signal Book a seat
Daria Kaufman (USA) – Dispatch is “a letter to the pleasures and cruelties of live performance, delivered via one-to-one phone call by author/performer Daria Kaufman, to whomever else is on the line. Audience/witnesses sign up to receive an audio call (via Signal or Whatsapp) from Kaufman, located in California/USA, at a specified day and time. During the transmission, she recites a sensorial testament to live spectacle, told from shifting perspectives and geographies. Dispatch is an invitation to transport oneself to distant lands and scenes; to re-engage in the tricky intimacies between live performer and audience; to soak in past fantasies and future relics of the 'stage.'”
*English-only
Online from 20:30 (CEST) - Info Shop (livestream projection) Book a seat

by arrow forest - Rastros de Diógenes (BRA) - 30’
Incarnate the Earth_
incorporate in the trail, radicles by the feet that stepped on crossroads, transplant the body to recover from the colonial aftermath. Practices of contact and improvisation with the founding elements (earth fire air water and eter), to collectivize the action. apparition by arrow forest is staged as l3n1r4 user-entity in hybridity in the mooring of the presence and absence of the body that flees, fights and celebrates. throughout 2021, i accumulate microaparitions in different scrubland around the globe, certain that not everything will be translated.
is a crossroads in the forest, by non-linear time, ancestral memory and the Amerindian body. an intersection between performance and ecology as a healing response to the wound of the earth, sharing with the listeners."

Performance and conception by Rastros de Diógenes
Video and editing by Thainá Iná
rastrosdediogenes.blogspot.com
Work-in-Progress - Em Zuckerman (USA/FRA) - 20’
Em Zuckerman (USA/FR) – ‘No home for lost wood’ “ plunges its feet deep in the mysteries of the forest, a place at odds with the spatial manipulation and regulation of human forces. Between swift strides and clunky stumbles, we trace our path through the woods, not knowing who makes what decision, and what amount of misdirection is necessary to find the way.”

Saturday 29 th
18.00 Bona Dea - Marje Hirvonen Company (GER/FI), Klub Attack, 60’ Book a seat
Marje Hirvonen Company (GER/FIN) – ‘Bona Dea’ is “a utopian, resisting body that transcends its (conventional) boundaries in terms of biology, social codes, sexuality, behaviour, ethnicity, culture, etc. A body that is queer in the broadest sense: peculiar, unconventional. A body that is free from the structures of power.” "I am a living protest. There is no category for me; I offend simply with my bare presence.”
marjehirvonen.com/news
Funded by: Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.:#takecareresidenzen, Freies Forum Theater Düsseldorf, NRWKultur Sekretariat: Tanzrecherche NRW
19.30 INSOMNUS - NARANJAZUL (FRA/MEX), Filmski studio, 50’ Book a seat
NARANJAZUL, (FRA/MEX, Aaron Govea) – ‘INSOMNUS’ (work in progress). “A theatrical sound scenic experience: a labyrinth sound as an escape from our mazes and inner rubble. And empty stage that gives way to heady, dreamlike situations bordering on madness, where sound and imagination draw inner freedom as the one and only reality.”
teatronaranjazul.com/insomnus-en
19.30 - 21.00 - Dispatch - Daria Kaufman (USA) - Whatsapp/Signal Book a seat
Daria Kaufman (USA) – Dispatch is “a letter to the pleasures and cruelties of live performance, delivered via one-to-one phone call by author/performer Daria Kaufman, to whomever else is on the line. Audience/witnesses sign up to receive an audio call (via Signal or Whatsapp) from Kaufman, located in California/USA, at a specified day and time. During the transmission, she recites a sensorial testament to live spectacle, told from shifting perspectives and geographies. Dispatch is an invitation to transport oneself to distant lands and scenes; to re-engage in the tricky intimacies between live performer and audience; to soak in past fantasies and future relics of the 'stage.'”
*English-only
Online from 20:30 (CEST) - Info Shop (livestream projection) Book a seat

ZAJEDNO SMO KOTRLJALI BREHTA (ROLL OVER BRECHT) - Zoran Ilić (SRB) - 5’
Zoran Ilić (SRB) ‘Zajedno smo kotrljali brehta’ “sadrži fragmente sa audicije kao i sa generalne probe predstave "Roll Over Brecht" izvedene Novembra 2017. Godine u Akc Medika (Zagreb, Hrvatska). Deo video klipa je i audio zapis snimljen februara 2021. Godine.”

Zoran Ilić (SRB) – ‘Roll Over Brecht’ “contains fragments from the audition as well as from the general rehearsal of the performance "Roll Over Brecht" performed in November 2017 in Akc Medika (Zagreb, Croatia). A part of the video is also an audio recorded in February 2021.”
Almost Touching the Stars - compagnie évohé (FRA) - 20’
compagnie évohé (FRA) – If theatre is something magical, maybe it is a place where, even better than elsewhere, we can listen to what we cannot see. It’s there, where the invisible is breathing and transpiring, where we are ritualizing the essential, where the big questions of childhood - of existence, and all that is beyond and above - can be asked. It’s the place where we wake up the revolt.
Out of resonance with The little Prince by Saint-Exupéry, "almost touching the stars" (“Toutes les étoiles sont des puits”) is a delicate performance, a ritual, an invitation to feel some of the invisible parts, as much discreet and subtle as essential. Beyond our wounds, beyond the forces trying to reduce the possibilities of our existences, we would like to celebrate magic, the mysteries of life, when it’s urging us to perceive differently.

Artists : Sonja Berg, Maïlys Castets, Yoann Fayolle
www.evohe.art
“Endless by 3 - Escape Chapter” - Quizzical Körper (GER/COL/CHI/USA) - 20’
Quizzical Körper (GER/USA/COL/CHL) – In ‘Endless by 3 - Escape Chapter’ “we will experience what it means to share a very small space; how it influences our performance and the inner sensations & emotions that this situation can awake, using those as our ground to develop an instant composition.”
Composers/Performers: Irene Carreño, Rebecca Mary Narum, Andrea Lagos
quizzicalkorper.com/endless-by-3/

Sunday 30 th – Closing Day
16.30 - Generacija X Y Z (Generation X Y Z) - Teatar Circus Punkt (HR), Outside stage (in case of rain Klub Attack), 45’ Book a seat
Teatar CIRKUS Punkt (HRV) – ‘Generacija X Y Z’ “deals with the topic of intergenerational solidarity. Through three different generational periods, we observe three teenage girls moving through parkour, physical theater and acrobatics in the same space - on a climber that is reminiscent of children's climbers in the park. Girls have the same problems of growing up, they just deal with them in different ways, depending on the period in which they grow up (80s, 90s or 00s). The play includes acting, physical theater, dance, parkour, acrobatics and thus this play is unique for all ages.”
teatarcirkuspunkt.hr/portfolio/generacija-xyz/
17.30 - Gdje je nestao Željko? ( Where did Zeljko go?) - Nives Tušak + Aristaios Tsousis (HRV/GRE), Filmski studio, 30’ Book a seat
Nives Tušak and Aristaios Tsousis (HRV/GRC) – U ‘Gdje je nestao Željko?’-u, lutka je ljepša u kontrastu s nečim živim, u kontrastu s čovjekom. Isto tako lutka je čovjeku drugo, hrabrije mu ja. Lutka nije samo predodžba čovjeku, ona objašnjava njegovu situaciju, oblikuje njegovu povezanost sa svijetom.

Nives Tušak and Aristaios Tsousis (HRV/GRC) – In ‘Where did Zeljko go?’, “a doll is more beautiful than a living being. Likewise, a doll is different to a human, I am braver than them. The puppet is not just an image of someone, it explains their situation, shapes their connection to the world.”
18.30 Official Close of Festival: “Smashing of the Koala” - Outdoor stage (also in rain) Book a seat

19.30 Critics conversation Online - Info Shop (and Online) Book a seat
Critics Dijana Karanović (RUS/SRB) and Liam Rees (GER/UK/BEL) summarise and discuss the theme, shows, and future of Faki Festival 24 with the Artistic Director, Richard Pettifer (GER/AUS).
19.30 - 21.00 - Dispatch - Daria Kaufman (USA) - Whatsapp/Signal Book a seat
Daria Kaufman (USA) – Dispatch is “a letter to the pleasures and cruelties of live performance, delivered via one-to-one phone call by author/performer Daria Kaufman, to whomever else is on the line. Audience/witnesses sign up to receive an audio call (via Signal or Whatsapp) from Kaufman, located in California/USA, at a specified day and time. During the transmission, she recites a sensorial testament to live spectacle, told from shifting perspectives and geographies. Dispatch is an invitation to transport oneself to distant lands and scenes; to re-engage in the tricky intimacies between live performer and audience; to soak in past fantasies and future relics of the 'stage.'”
*English-only
Online from 20:30 (CEST) - Info Shop (livestream projection) Book a seat

Me, My non-Self and I - Rima Pipoyan and and Vladislav Bondar (ARM/UKR) - 30’
Rima Pipoyan and Vladislav Bondar (ARM/UKR) – in ‘Me, My non-Self and I’, “What will happen if you possess someone out of revenge, and make him the test object of your cruel thoughts? By doing so, can you make him yours and force him to do whatever you want? Maybe in the end you will find yourself addicted to the person you believed to be yours. You may even realize that you are dependent on those you thought you tamed.”
...de profundis - Marco Nektan (SRB) - 30’
Marco Nektan (SRB) – ‘...de profundis’ “stems from the universal need to get out of this global situation, which is reminiscent of a dark, cold and damp tunnel of an abyss, and there is still no way out. I find the greatest inspiration in the story of the ancient goddess Persephone, who is forcibly abducted by her mother, then taken to the depths of Tartarus, where against her will she marries the lord of the underworld. In the end, a compromise is found to spend 6 months on earth with his mother, 6 months in the underworld. That agreement was created between Hades and Demeter – but no one asked Persephone.”