This multimedia theater performance thematizes the invisibility of artists today, and was based on the award-winning radio drama of the same name in New York.
Visual design: Antonio Dolić
Official video trailer
Author(s): Vesna Mačković
Performers: Tonka Kovačić, Vesna Mačković, Vilim Matula, Ida Fučić, Roko Nakić, Vilim Ostović Costume and props design: Vesna Mačković Technical solution for props and costumes: Ines Kolenko Photography: Edita Sentić Video editing: Vesna Mačković Video editor: Dora Bodakoš Video selfies: prijatelji širom svijeta i Pero Kvesić Light and sound technician: Tomislav Maglečić
Production: Udruga za audio-vizualnu kulturu ‘Kamera’ (Vesna Mačković)Locations of work:
POGON Jedinstvo – Zagreb Centre for Independent Culture and Youth, Zagreb, Croatia
With the support of: Ministarstvo kulture, Grad Zagreb, Pogon Jedinstvo, KUC Travno, Zagrebački plesni centar, Ars kopija, Outdoor akzent, Scena.hr.
Edita Sentić, Tomislav Miletić
Concept / Description
Author Vesna Mačković is using performers voices and live effects on iPad looper and then produces experiments of voice, sound and text emphasizing the subject’s invisibility and/or inaudibility. The performers use the text that the author has imposed on them, but they twist and replicate it as they wish. In spite of everything, and despite the disobedience of the performers, the author manipulates their voices live, and these sounds, that reality, go to the public – the world hears what she decides. And the performers themselves are not sure what will happen when they open their mouth and let their voice out. Where is the artist in all of this? He was invited, he came on time, but nobody notices him. Krleža, stand in line! Snack is served. We have also prepared a fun-music program. And maybe we can talk about your new book. Come on, Krleža! Hurry up! Hurry, Krležaaaa!
This stage work originated from the same name radio-drama premiered in the show “Ars acustica” of Croatian Radio in October 2017.
The radio-drama on which this play is based was awarded the International Audio-Fiction Award in New York 2018 in the Sarah Lawrence College Student Jury category.
Edita Sentić, Ivan Marinković