What more to say? Maybe some more photo :-) Or maybe some more text.
Today's discoveries up till now were two tools. Already first day of practice in Cankarjev dom we understood that main tool of work is mistranslation. And that ground objective of work would be mistranslating previous day's work. We decided to still work one by one, meaning that one does the action for about seven minutes and the next one mistranslates the work done before, and without technology (video, photo, compupters). We did though use music and sound.
We have started off with the key idea, concept, method of work, relation to each other: mistranslation. On the first day of practice we have mistranslated previous 3-4 minutes study of each other. What for me was one of the first realizations was the fact that mistranslation makes any power-giving element relative. The relativity of what is "right", "correct", "just", "true" becomes tangible. And the next step is to mistranslate what I have just written. Yes, anything can be and it is mistranslated. How come we are still on same page?
It is perfect space for experimentation and research. It is within a complesx of workshop of www.imperfettolab.com where is also huge space as gallery and smaller galery. This part includes kitchen and toilet and some other spaces. So it is transitory space, where people must and like to come to satisfiy basic needs. It is a space of mingling and by-the-way chitchat that can result in great discussions and sharing.
WE - me, gregor and marjeta- (and later on I will go back to the WE) are in imperfetto lab in gambettola. marjeta and gregor are working on M (two versions, a performance and installation i forgot which versions :)
Me and tehvan are working on obed, a long-term collaborative practice oriented project, that is shaping and changing its forms as we are changing. we have to work more on production and realization of the restaurant version, gregor!
As we were working with Marjeta here in Gambettola, we came about a nice finding concerning the performing and performance, as Marjeta took the break while performing. It came from talking about message of the performance. Gregor has told Marjeta she should always think of the message of the particular performance beofre she starts the performance. What message you want to transmit today through performance/event? Marjeta always had problems with that and had hard time articulating it and integrate it in her doings.
I'm writing this after i have written in Slovenian for the blog. I aknowledge I should make entries shorter in order to balance out the quantity (and quality) of what I write when I decide to write for English and Slovenian verison.
Anway, here we are in Italy. Marjeta and I decided to come earlier to the festival Hotel Limbo then planned. What a good decision. This way we flow with rhythm of Italians which is slower only because it uses another way to come to results then in Slovenia for example. Here the pleasure is part of life more then in Slovenia where it might be more considered as reward and less an integral part of coming to the result. Sure, it is not black and white situation and also my experience of living in Italy is somewhat limited.
39 exercises to die for, 36th exercise: Last Will
a dance performance
The 36th exercise will take place at Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia, Wednesday 20th April at 5pm.
world premiere of the performance
by Ryuzo Fukuhara and Gregor Kamnikar
February 3rd 2011 at 2pm
Wakayama Modern Art Museum, Wakayama, Japan
Conceived, choreographed, performed and produced by Ryuzo Fukuhara and Gregor Kamnikar
Accompanied by Samuel Beckett’s text “Worstward Ho” in mistranslation
Coproduction: NPO Wakayama Arts and Culture Support Society (Japan), Federacija (Slovenia)
We are proud and happy to announce the Japan Tour by artists Ryuzo Fukuhara and Gregor Kamnikar between 1 st Feb and 25 th Feb 2011. The tour comprises of a premiere, performances, workshops and open discussions.
The aim of the Japan Tour is to present and share the work of Ryuzo, Gregor and four-year project “Ecollectiv” (“Tkolektivnos”) devised by Collective Federacija & core members of the “Ecollectiv” project; to meet Japanese artists and collectives to experience, discuss and share their work; and, last but not least, to make a next step in creating conditions for intense collaboration between European and Japanese artists.
Welcome to any of the events. Soon the site www.federacija.net will host also the blog of the tour. Please stay tuned.