Exhibitionist, Narcissus, Jester, Intellectual, Animal, Egoist, Artist.
Solo performance and video by Marko Mandić
Viva Mandić is a presentation of the artist’s existence through a triple presence: public, intimate, physical. His public and intimate presence can be experienced on two video screens: First video contains Marko’s theatre achievements from the beginning of his career up to the Slovene national award (2009). Second video simultaneously discloses his secret artistic experience from two nights spent in Slovene National Theatre repository. His third, physical presence, is sealed in a plastic bag in the middle of the stage. Plastic bag contains his body and collects his sweat. In one hour Marko literary extracts his artistic life into one single glass of sweat.
The essence of his performance summarize the three following questions: 1. Why am I doing all this? 2. Who is all this meant for? 3. What is my purpose? With his answers Marko remains radical and uncompromising: 1. Because of me. 2. For Me. 3. Me. Viva Mandić! Exhibitionist, Narcissus, Jester, Intellectual, Animal, Egoist, Artist.
Conceived by Marko Mandić and Bojan Jablanovec
Performer: Marko Mandić
Direction: Bojan Jablanovec
Text: The argumentation of “Prešernov sklad” Award 2009
Video “I put a spell on you”:Marko Mandić showreel fragment
Video “Marko”: Marko Mandić
Video “Mandić” edited by Bojan Jablanovec (contains performances’ fragments from SNG Drama Ljubljana, Mini Teater Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, Glej Theatre Ljubljana, AGRFTV Ljubljana and Via Negativa productions; video archive: Prodok Teater Ljubljana)
Photos: Tone Stojko, Peter Uhan, Fulvio Grissoni, Tit Košir, Matjaž Rušt, Jure Eržen, Blaž Samec, Mavric Pivk, Matej Družnik, Tadej Regent, Tomi Lombar, Voranc Vogel, Janko Mandić, Goran Antlej, Tina Ramujkić, Maja Slavec, Delo fotodocumentation
Music: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, I put a spell on you
Producer: Špela Trošt
Production: Via Negativa, 2009, with support by Ministry of Culture of RS and the City of Ljubljana
Premiere: 4 October 2009, The Old Power Station Ljubljana
Duration: 60 min