Photos: Hrvoje Zalukar (Zagreb), Ivan Marinković (Washington D.C.)
Brazilian theater artist Robson Catalunha and Croatian multidisciplinary artist Vesna Mačković met in 2017 at the residence of Bob Wilson, New York. Since then they have crossed paths on multiple occassions. In 2019 they brought to stage their first theater work together in São Paulo, Brazil for Festival Satyrianas.
Visual solution: Antonio Dolić
Official video trailer
Author(s): Vesna Mačković, Robson Catalunha
Music and video: Vesna Vesna Mačković
Light: Andrija Santro (Hrvatska), Tiago Capella Zanota (Brazil)
Photography and video: Hrvoje Zalukar, Ivan Marinković
Assistant videographer: Eva Milković
With the support of: The Ministry of Culture and Media of Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb, ARKTIK - Institut za budućnost, Umjetnost dostupna svima, MSU (Zagreb, Hrvatska), Satyros (São Paulo, Brazil)
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Concept / Description
Two artists, Vesna Mačković from Croatia and Brazilian artist Robson Catalunha, selected from Vesna’s numerous international collaborations on 4 continents; this performance work will examine their communicational (in)capabilities caused by completely different mother languages. During their artistic journeys, their experiences and artistic collaborations as a source of voices and voices of people in different cultures, languages and spheres of social life this was created. From this starting point, the two artists will explore, through frightening but also comical comparisons of today’s political voices and vocalizations, and through experimentation with primal voices from prehistoric to present-day civilized man, how much the humanoid’s communication skills have actually changed over the historical ages and centuries.
What are you saying and what am I saying? What is my speech and what is yours? Do you recognize my voice or is everything I speak out of myself foreign to you?
Using the methods of physical theater, this text-and-voice experiment will lead artists to examine each other through the languages of their bodies
Where are they from? Where are they going? Do we recognize their speech? Where are the two of us ending and where do we all start?