"All of this is bullshit. Why are the two of us here today? Who put us together and why?"
NO ONE SHOULD HAVE SEEN THIS
Lecture performance by Bojana Kust and Katarina Stegnar
The theorist and the performer enter a relationship where they do not “seek for a common language” but do the exact opposite – they do not even out their discourse differences, they exaggerate them. Bojana Kunst: “Dear Katarina, I as viewer of your performances, which deal with the radical body and energy consumption, connect to them my feeling of deep unease, which can be so strong that I rather decide not to see some of your performances, even though your work is of immense interest to me …” Katarina is inexorable: “Dear Bojana, I know from the very beginning all of this is bullshit. Why are the two of us here today? Who put us together and why? Instead of producing a new performance, Jablanovec combines old material into some kind of lecture performance bullshit we’ve seen a hundred times before.
Text: Bojana Kust and Katarina Stegnar
Lecturer: Bojana Kust
Performer: Katarina Stegnar
Concept and direction: Bojan Jablanovec
Music: Dooley Wilson, As time goes by
Producer: Špela Trošt
Production: Via Negativa, 2009, with the support by Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana
Premiere: 26 June 2009, Performance Studies International, PSI 15 Conference, Zagreb
Duration: 45 min