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Ventilator

The four-year Ventilator author cycle will have four stages of development. Each year, we will give the opportunity for a selected author, duo or group to develop their creative potential to crossover and connect the musical and performing arts. Ventilator introduces new creative approaches to the expression of music-dance-performance. It will highlight innovations in understanding artistic action, the different relationships between structured form and improvisation, the thoughtful relationships with the space and audience, new methods of performance production.

The title suggests ventilation, airing, fluid content, theme, combinations, forms, techniques, mode of presence, modules, authors, performers, gestures and sonority. This enables exceptional creativity, originality, responsiveness and openness in creation. It will scaffold untested combinations of authors, performers, artistic styles and techniques.

Since 2020, Ventilator has been part of the portal Neodvisni.

Katja Legin, Jurij Konjar, Zlatko Kaučič

#2 Re-scoring Oral Stages
Irena Z. Tomažin and Jule Flierl: So, what is SoundDance?

#1 Sorry
Anita Wach, Grega Zorc and Andrej Fon, musician, perform the idea of parasitism as the only possible relation

26.1.2020

Ventilator #1: Sorry - Anita Wach, Grega Zorc, Andrej Fon

Two performers hang, bite, hook, hug, grab, and suck each other. Parasitize and apologize. They form inseparable coexistence in which each move becomes an element of infinite chain of intentions and reactions.

Sorry is structured research on relationship between body and meaning in the form of open space and timing.

The performance is inspired by book ‘Parasite’ by French philosopher Michel Serres and his thesis that the only possible relation is that of parasitic nature. Parasite. The one who eats from the table of the other, who exploits, uses, abuses, occupies, devastates. Who hooks up, breaks in, hangs on, bite into. The one, who is giving nothing in return, has nothing to offer, doesn’t create anything, doesn’t share anything, doesn’t support anybody, and never sacrifices for anyone.

We live in times of brutal celebration of power, time of loans, debts, frauds, subordination, manipulation and mutual dependency. It’s hard to detect parasite, we point the finger at each other, we accuse intruders, defend our integrity, we constantly bite and apologize each other … What if there is no other real relation except one-way relation, what if parasitism is the very basis and even a condition for any relation to take place?

For Serres, parasitism is the central ‘fact’ of existence for any living being. Parasitic relation is a form of inseparable and undemocratic coexistence, mutual entanglement creates closed loop, each move becomes an element of infinite chain of intentions and reactions. Parasitism is a surviving strategy. Parasite refuse violence, it lives in harmony as long as the host stays alive and can be consumed. Parasitic freedom is immovability, hibernation, total subordination. Parasite is free as long its host (partner, family, city, country, continent, earth …) can move and breath.

Creators
Performed by: Anita Wach, Grega Zorc, Andrej Fon
Conceived and devised by Anita Wach and Grega Zorc
Performing concept and artistic direction: Bojan Jablanovec
Sound: Andrej Fon
Production: Via Negativa and Zavod Sploh
Co-production: Body/Mind Festival, Warsaw

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