Multimedia Cultural Centre Split. Never finished and empty concrete building as an ideal background for five pieces about the agony of a body without an idea and the impotence of an idea without a body.
The main performing challenge for this collective presentation was a fascinating 23,5 m high concrete stage hole – architectonic core of monumental building of Youth Centre Split, which was designed as a Cultural Centre of Socialistic Youth in the year 1979 and never finished since. In the year 1984 the construction was terminated and since today this space in the centre of the city remains nonfunctional. This concrete sarcophagus offers us an ideal context to present selected performances on the agony of a body without an idea and the impotence of an idea without a body. In the gallery of Multimedia Culture Centre (MKC) – which occupies smaller, and today the only functional part of this building – a complete video retrospection of Via Negativa 2002 -2008 performances has been presented.
Concept of the presentation: Bojan Jablanovec
Performers: Katarina Stegnar, Boris Kadin, Kristian Al Droubi, Uroš Kaurin, Grega Zorc. Interview with Kristian Al Droubi: Natasha Kadin.
Production: Via Nova performances produced by Via Negativa and supported by Ministry of Culture of RS and the City of Ljubljana.
Producer: Špela Trošt
Technical director: Igor Remeta
Via MKC Split co-producers: Mavena and Multimedia Culture Centre Split
Venue and date: MKC Split, 22 April 2011
Duration: 3 hours
Video retrospection: 23 – 26 April, MKC Split gallery