Potential States

If Kurdistan does not exist, do I? If Yugoslavia is dead, am I alive?

Three individuals, a writer, a director and an actress come together to work on a performance about Yugoslavia and Kurdistan.

As they try to collaborate on the project, it becomes evident that each of them follows their own agenda. Now, they are faced with the obstacles of navigating through their differences in their personalities, political opinions and their approache to theatre. Will the performers be able to work together, regardless of their different trajectories and interests?

Can you care about a fight that is not your own? Can you make your voice be heard while giving space to others? Can you connect to one another, regardless of the differences? Is connection even possible or is collaboration only a fiction?

The performance Potential States shows a transnational european performance in the making. By unfolding the variety of dynamics and circumstances that influence artwork, it reflects not only on states, borders and collective narratives but shows parallels between personal and geopolitical realities.

work of art

In conversation

Eva Nina Lampič in Beliban zu Stolberg
Devised and performed by:
Barbara Kukovec (Maribor, Ljubljana), Eva Nina Lampič, Beliban zu Stolberg, Linda Vaher (Berlin)
Stage design and documentation:
Dani Modrej
Sound design:
Aleš Zorec
Dramaturgical advisor:
Fabian Löwenbrück
18 September 2020, Intimate Stage GT22, Maribor
Nika Bezeljak (Moment), Barbara Poček (Gledališče Glej), Tina Pfurr (Ballhaus Ost)
Production management:
Anna Mareike Holtz (ehrliche arbeit)
Thanks to:
Jerko Bakotin, Boris Buden, Gülistan Gübrey, Gal Kirn, Erik Valenčič, Mitja Velikonja
Financial Support:
Ministry of Culture (Republic of Slovenia), Municipality of Maribor, Municipality of Ljubljana, Szenewechselförderung der Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany)