PERFORMANCE — Let’s not anymore feign surprise by estrangement. Start here, before familiarity takes hold with knots of misrecognition. Circumnavigating the cautious understanding of the stranger, since there is no understanding, we look to the compass.
Watch the needle waver and drift off course; magnetic deviation in nearness to the desirable. Wet with tears or soaked by storms, another wave brings another sailor and thoughts of amorality. Drying out will mark the passage of time or might bring winds to weather the storm. Bring smoked fish and loads of salt for preservation. I’ll watch you eat as I have watched others before.
Inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, Aughterlony, Hrašćanec and Bozič take on the theme of alienation and confront us with the dystopia of being together in a fascinating, dark landscape of nautical images and mystical figures. Ironically, the epic poem of the sea and maritime adventures has now turned into a narrative of loneliness. It can be read both as a personal story in an infinite universe and as a parable of a new Europe. The repetition of mysterious voyages and the inevitability of desperate shipwrecks: a proof that we are essentially alone and are always perceived as strangers on new shores.contact ART HAPPENS
IN CO-CREATION WITH
PETRA HRAŠCANEC (HR)
& SAŠA BOŽIC (HR)
Created by: Simone Aughterlony, Petra Hrašcanec, Saša Božic
Performed by: Simone Aughterlony, Petra Hrašcanec
Dramaturgy: Saša Božic
Music: Hahn Rowe
Set and costume design: Ana Savic-Gecan
Light design: Bruno Pocheron, Miljenko Bengez
Produced by: 21:21
Co-produced by: Simone Aughterlony, Verein für Allgemeines Wohl, Studentski centar u Zagrebu – Kultura promjene – Teatar &TD via apap-Performing Europe 2020, International Coproduction Fund of the Goethe-Institut
Support by: City of Zagreb, Ministry of Culture Croatia, International co-production fund Goethe-Institute, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur, Swiss artistic fund Pro Helvetia and Creative Europe Program