Kroz proučavanje povijesnih, ekonomskih, bioloških, edukativnih, znanstvenih i kulturnih (dis)kontinuiteta (u ovom slučaju, rodno-spolnih odnosa) bavimo se emancipiranjem smisla zajedištva (projekt «O zajedništvu» 2009-2015.)
četvrtak, 22. ožujka 2012.
MALE-FEMALE/ FEMALE-MALE @ EX PONTO
MALE-FEMALE/ FEMALE-MALE @ EX PONTO - International Performing Arts Festival 2012, Ljubljanja, Slovenia
MFFM is the third part of the latest Shadow Casters’ trilogy “On Togetherness”. MFFMseparates the worlds believing that the “safe place of conversation” provides a clearer insight and a better understanding: therefore both performers/ author and the audience are separated. What emerges here bright and clear through the male-female, female-male, male-male and female-female encounter; through befriending stereotypes and taking part in their unmasking; through shifting the perspective on the other (male or female); through playing with queer/weird – are the similarities in differences and differences in similarities that usually escape us.
Claiming that men and women are different – almost to the point of being two species/ two worlds – is increasingly popular these days, from the yellow press to “light” and “hard” sciences. We therefore confirm those worlds and submit them to forensic investigation. This particular forensics is doubtlessly eclectic – object-oriented, subject-oriented, psychological, social, political, anthropologic, pathologic – its principles being formed and questioned not only during the rehearsal period but also during the performance’s public life – with each new show.
MFFM opens up questions and themes in circles/ layers, much like Babushka figures. Yet unlike the Russian souvenir, even the last and smallest of the figurines can be opened in this dramaturgic-directorial model and what is inside of it is up to each one of us to discover for oneself…
In this quest for new answers to eternal questions on female and male that we keep posing to ourselves, the audience is an equal partner (“attacker) to performers by its own choice. MFFM is a journey through mutual opening, conversations, songs, dance, laughter and tears. It is an adventure which everybody embarks with certain luggage of ideas and prejudices to be surprised by the end of the show with the luggage’s new content.