© 2014 Design by Atej Tutta

PH Atej Tutta

When a man opened his mouth, he fell silent. When he spoke out, he lied. When he swore, the word became an act. When he repeated, he believed. When he doubted, he lost his voice.

Metamorphoses 3°:

Retorika Performance 

Metamorphoses 3º: Retorika examines the field of language and communication and enters this field through an artistic articulation of rhetoric, a specific skill that Aristotle named the art of persuasion. The performance explores the mechanisms of political, judicial and media rhetoric through the construction of the icon Dr. Love Prenner referencing the real-life story of the highly moral and politically controversial Dr. Ljuba Prenner, a transsexual attorney in post-war Yugoslavia. As an icon, Love Prenner today stands for the questions about the (im)possibility of Europe.

By Atej Tutta

Premiere: Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 10.9. 2015

International premiere: 53. Theatertreffen, Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, 18.5. 2016

 

Concept and realization: Bara Kolenc and Atej Tutta                                            

Performers: Sanja Nešković Peršin, Bara Kolenc, Rebeka Radovan, Jošt Pengov-Taraniš, Matej Markovič, Andraž Zlobec                                                                              

Dramaturgy: Pia Brezavšček                                                                                        

Lighting design: Peter Pivar and Gregor Smrdelj                                                   

Sound design: Jernej Černalogar and Jure Vlahovič

The Rumour song original score: Matevž Kolenc                                                                           

Make-up: Anja Cojhter

Executive producers: Bara Kolenc and Julia Danila

                                                                     

Production: Kud Samosvoj

Co-production: Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Kud Pozitiv, Plesna Izba Maribor, KC Mostovna, M.I.K.K. Murska Sobota, Zavod DrMr                                                                     

Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, City of Ljubljana

What? I can’t hear.

Can you hear me?

By Atej Tutta

Person A. /performer - man, woman or transgender/

Person B. /performer - man, woman or transgender/

Person C. /stage technician - man, woman or transgender/

Person D. /stage technician - man, woman or transgender/

Who is Love Prenner?
Icon, iron, Indiegogo.
Mouse, hashtag, no reply.
Prenner, Marshall, Brenner.
Empty room. Mattress on the floor. Hanger next to the wall.
Political party. Birthday party.
Law is not apolitical, hashtag, The Lawyer Journal. Filter 57.
Law binds us all. We can’t get to the end with this. Done. Love, you’re done. A good defence is a bad defence. The freedom of silence.

A spectre is haunting Europe.

Joy, hashtag, Deutsche Gramophon. Von Karajan. And all is nothing.

Finances = 0.

Energy = infinite.

Debts = incomplete number.

Critique, panic, silence.

Act, thought, voice.

And end. And end.

And I’ll scream, and everything around me will remain silent.

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PH Atej Tutta

Mother or companion?

Man or machine?

God or devil?

Blood or gold?

Folk songs or jazz?

National Socialism or Bolshevism?

Gemination of a disjunction.

PH Atej Tutta

Picture a space at the heart of the world

binding all – the earth, the sea and the sky

on the frontiers of the universe.

Here, there are eyes for whatever goes on

no matter how distant and far.

Here, there are ears for every noise.

Picture a space at the heart of the world.

This is the kingdom of the Rumour,

The palace on a mountain,

Her home full of entrances is open nights and days.

The whole place is made of sounding brass

Repeating what it hears.

This is the kingdom of the Rumour,

The mountain of a gossip

Where, wandering far and wide, the voices come and go,

The fiction grows and new details are added on its way.

A flimsy throng of thousand words eavesdropping while it speaks,

Its panic is waste and full of steam,

And joy is made of fear.

A tangle of a language,

A noise full of dreams,

The line of what's real is fading.

This is the kingdom of the Rumour,

The palace on a mountain,

The babble behind the doors

Will never get too loud

Like the waves of the distant sea

which you hear from afar

Like the last fainting thunderstorm

as storm 's (is) leaving the sky.

 

 


The House of Rumour,  Ovid, Metamorphoses, BK XII:39-63, free adaptation by Matevž Kolenc.

Retorika:

The Moment After Installation 

The gallery installation focuses on the moment of direct or indirect rhetorical effect: how words echo through space and time and how one uttered word can change the course of events, where its political power lies, what its appeal is, how it engages, how it activates. What traces does public speech leave in one’s mind, memory and subconscious reworking? And, on the other hand, what sedimentations does exploring rhetorical principles create within the artistic process itself? How does art enter the field of rhetoric, how intensely does it transform it and, especially, how is it itself rhetorised within this field?

The Moment After / Pathos By Atej Tutta

The Moment After / An die Freiheit By Atej Tutta

Concept and realization: Bara Kolenc and Atej Tutta

Artistic collaborators: Robert Bobnič, Pia Brezavšček, Valeria Cozzarini, Anja Cojhter, Jernej Černalogar, Radovan Jaušovec, Matevž Kolenc, Alja Lobnik, Matej Markovič, Sanja Nešković Peršin, Jošt Pengov-Taraniš, Rebeka Radovan

Produced by: Kud Samosvoj and MGML - City Museum of Ljubljana                                                                       In Cooperation with: Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Kud Pozitiv, Fab Lab Venezia, Festival of Contemporary Ideas Indigo - NO Fear, REPETITION/S: Performance and Philosophy in Ljubljana

Supported by: The City of Ljubljana

Discomfort - Matevž Kolenc
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Retorika:

Private Thoughts Performance series 

PH Atej Tutta

The series of performances Retorika: Private Thoughts problematizes the institution of judiciary and juridical rhetoric in relation to the allotted rhetorical function assigned to an individual within the judiciary system. As the flip side of this function, the performance art pieces point out the field of private thoughts. They examine the direct and indirect effects of public speech on an individual’s stream of conscious and subconscious thoughts, while at the same time questioning the possibility of the singularised rhetorical traces having a reverse effect on the frontal monological structure of the institution of law.

PH Valeria Cozzarini

Concept and realization: Bara Kolenc and Atej Tutta

Artistic collaborators: Jernej Černalogar, Radovan Jaušovec, Matevž Kolenc, Alja Lobnik, Matej Markovič, Sanja Nešković Peršin, Peter Pivar, Jošt Pengov-Taraniš, Rebeka Radovan, Jure Vlahovič

 

Produced by: Kud Samosvoj

In cooperation with: Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, MGML - City Museum of Ljubljana,

Kud Pozitiv, Fab Lab Venezia, Festival of Contemporary Ideas Indigo - NO Fear, REPETITION/S: Performance and Philosophy in Ljubljana

Supported by: The City of Ljubljana