The performance Circle explores the public park as a neuralgic point of public life – a place of community formation, a place of social collaboration and the search for connections between people. The starting point is the concrete park of the railway workers in Cluj-Napoca, which has undergone many transformations. Neja Tomšič researched its history and current fate. The performance is accompanied by a narrative using sound and visual tools and sculptures made of materials from different construction sites. Both Neja and Nonument Group explore and narrate political and social ideas, movements and policies whose changes are reflected in material reality – in shared public spaces, buildings… Circle remains a topical work of art, as each time it re-contextualises the place where it is performed – be it the history of the Cukrarna (former sugar refinery), the former synagogue, Stara mestna elektrarna (Old Power Station) or the Judgement Tower.

Past performances

19. may 2023 / Judgement Tower
Idea and script:

Neja Tomšič

Performed by:

Neja Tomšič, Nika Grabar and Miloš Kosec


Martin Bricelj Baraga

Costume design:

Dajana Ljubičič

Help with research:

Istvan Szakats, Flaviu Petean, Mohamed Adel Dessouki and Sarah Baghat

Sound technician:

Luka Seliškar

Sound design:

Simina Oprescu


Flaviu Petean, Jadranka Gnezda, Viorica Zsiga, Adrian Dohotaru, Vlad Rusu and Istvan Szakats

Lighting design:

Martin Lovšin


Alma R. Selimović, Klara Drnovšek Solina, Ajda Koloini


Centrul Cultural Clujean, L’Arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art (in the frame of the international project Stronger Peripheries: A Southern Coalition with the support of Creative Europe Programme, Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, City Municipality of Ljubljana, Cukrarna / Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana)

Thanks to:

Barbara Poček, Barbara Tomšič and Maks Bricelj