performance without performer

25. – 30. maj 2023
Project space DUM / Kolodvorska 6, Ljubljana
entrance free, anytime between 12.00 a.m. – 6. p.m.

concept and realization: Mateja Bučar / Vadim Fiškin
choreography and dance: Mateja Bučar
music: Borut Savski / Kurt Buttigieg
production: DUM – Association of artists

“Sorry out of ideas”
”The mind perceives ideas as the eye does light: the idea is still struggling into existence, yet its shadow has been there for some time.” Renata Salecl

The work has been first created in 2008. The intention was to create a dance piece, that becomes also a kind of installation embodying what is partly expressed in the title “Sorry Out of Ideas”. The authors have been striving to capture that enigmatic moment in the creative process which is constituted by the presence or absence of an idea as the cause and necessary condition for creating a work of art. The performance intends, on the one hand, to assert that “being completely out of ideas” is a perfectly legitimate state in art, while on the other, it thrusts the idea back into the clear epicenter of the artwork and its process in other words, it confirms the necessity of the idea through its very absence.

The choreographed shadows of the dancers projected onto the walls of the room appear and disappear as they move across the surface in a way that seems both uncontrolled and fluid, all the time maintaining a state of contemplation, anticipation, uncertainty, and perhaps even contentment.
supported by : Ministry of culture  of Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of  Ljubljana / Department for culture