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“Horror in Zadar. A Croat and a Serb cut each other up on stage.”

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GAME WITH TOOTHPICKS

Documentary performance by Boris Kadin and Kristian Al Droubi

The Knife-Game scene, a part of the performance Not Like Me, is in the heart of this performance, which in its course also reflects upon the media response of its staging. “Slobodna Dalmacija, August 16th 2007. Title: Horror in Zadar. A bloody performance by theatre group Via Negativa in St. Dominic church horrifies audience. A Croat and a Serb cut each other up on stage.” Game With Toothpicks deals with its media “exterior” as if being its “interior”. The performers adopt two radically different positions in this turn: while Kristian is convinced that the audience still wants blood, Boris plays only the game about the game and because of the game – turning the performance into an absurd self-referential machine.

CREDITS

Conceived and written by Boris Kadin, Kristian Al Droubi and Bojan Jablanovec
Performers: Boris Kadin and Kristian Al Droubi
Direction: Bojan Jablanovec
Video: Game with knives, 13 August 2007, Zadar Snova festival
Quotes from reviews by Ivica Nevešćanin, Jasen Boko, John Walsh
Music: Surfaris: Wipe Out, Velvet Underground: Femme Fatale
Producer: Špela Trošt

Production: Via Negativa, 2009, with support by Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana
Premiere: 14 August 2009 at the Zadar Snova Festival, Zadar
Duration: 35 min