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RETORIKA/MOMENTS Bara Kolenc & Leja Jurišić

OFFICE 512 & ELEVATOR (Trg prekomorskih brigad 1)

29. 12. at 8pm

photo: Matija Lukić

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METAMORPHOSES 3: RETORIKA REMAKE The performance examines 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. Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, City of Ljubljana, Ljubljana - European Green Capital 2016. Premiere: Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana, Sept 2015. International Premiere: Theatertreffen Stueckemarkt, Berlin, May 2016.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS ARE THE SHORTEST Leja Jurišić in collaboration with Petra Veber. Performative installation about the self-conception of negating the subject. There are times for dance and there are not times for dance. There is no time. There is no voice. There are no words. Yesterday, freedom was one step away from extinction. Today, we restrain ourselves, silence ourselves, we wait. We wait for them to put their words into our mouths, they are building their new images of a plurality of votes out of us, only to re-pin them – onto themselves. We – are numbed. We hold onto the first branch, the lowest. This is followed by new fixations of ourselves, aversions of ourselves. We do not kill ourselves loudly; we seek our nominal sense in silence, in darkness. The starting points for the installation Without Words are the poem by Jure Detela Birth as Criterion and Perfect Day, a performance by Italian artist Maurizio Catellan. Dancer Leja Jurišić is a hanging body in her installation that has been forcibly deprived of subjectivation, which is why it is fixed: “The most beautiful moments are the shortest; they appear just after pain comes and just before pain comes again. They are mine and I will not forsake them.”

Premiere, 16. June 2017, THE 32nd BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS: BIRTH AS CRITERION, Ljubljana; production: Leja Jurišić; co-production: Pekinpah & MGLC

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