About the performance
Two back-up singers find themselves alone on an empty stage. No solo singer, no band. But they have a talent, they have a program, and they have an opportunity to come to the fore. To take over the game.
“One thing is what things look like. Another is what they are really like. In fact things are what they look like.”
In one hour Grega and Vito “execute” their supporting vocal job professionally from beginning to end, although there is nobody left to be accompanied. The program: Time is on my side, Respect, Freedom, Children of the revolution, Power to the people, I feel free, Nothing will stop us now, and more … Actually, this is the absurd situation we are currently living in, a situation in which the political system only keeps up the appearances of there being phantom opportunities of some kind, of phantom possibilities, phantom freedom, etc. In fact, there is no longer anyone who could fill this empty shell of “democratic values” and “free society” with any kind meaning. In a democratic society, any possibility of meaning is also democratically abolished. But still we would like to believe that there exists some hidden backstage in which decisions take place; and exactly because of that, we, “citizens of the free world”, also generate this logic by ourselves. We still believe that we live in a world of opportunities. But there is no backstage anymore, there is no longer anyone who would take on the risk of decision-making. Politics as an art of decision-making no longer exists. There is only the spectacle of a void.
Entrance fee: 5 EUR / free for unemployed and disabled. The number of seats is limited. Reservations: email@example.com Reserved tickets have to be collected no later than 15 minutes prior to the performance.
Concived and devised by Grega Zorc, Vito Weis, Bojan Jablanovec
Performers: Grega Zorc in Vito Weis
Concept, direction and text: Bojan Jablanovec
Styling: Mateja Benedetti
Stage and light design: Igor Remeta
Sound design: Tomaž Grom
Producer: Špela Trošt
Production: Via Negativa with the support of Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana
Premiere: 25 June 2013, The Old Power Station Elektro Ljubljana
Duration: 50 min