In The Back Of Time / Puppet Theatre Ljubljana, Ljubljana 2016
Project by Meta Grgurevič and Urša Vidic
Multi-media spatial layout of moving images, objects, music, light in performance was based on the motives of the book "To the Lighthouse" by renowned modernist writer Virginia Woolf. The rhythm of the space is dictated by moving objects, words, sounds, music and performance; they follow the atmosphere, containing the elements and the characters from the story. On one hand, the work tells us about the nourishment of the artistic creative process, explained through the vision of unmarried painter Lily Briscoe.
On the other hand the excitement stems from the pursuit of a slight balance between belonging to intimacy within the family through the vision of beloved, charitable, mother and wife Mrs. Ramsay. The work contains the balance between inner desire to become an artist, finding happiness either in the act of creation or in a small everyday miracles. Internal dialogue between the objects, music and performance is like an inverted pocket of consciousness, invites the viewer to indulge in colored dreams, the impressions of visual and sensual images, from which the spectator can create its own interpretation of the content. The creative flow is like a stream of consciousness evolving in the shelter of time.
In collaboration with: Performance by: Nataša Živković / Music: BOWRAIN / Lighting Design: Jaka Šimenc / Vocals: Nataša Živković / Musicians on the recording: Eduardo Raon (harp), Vita Kobal (violin), Ema Kobal (cello) / Spatial sound Design: Mario Babojelić & BOWRAIN / Artists in the Video: Nataša Živković & Ivana Rokvić / Video Filming and Editing: Maša Nonković / Electro Engineering: Otto Urpelainen / Construction of Individual Elements: France Petač / Joinery Work: Vladimir Janc / Cutting and Sewing: Jelka Lehrman / Making of Sets, Masks, Mechanisms, Silicone Hand and Costumes: Zoran Srdić, Žiga Lebar, Polona Černe, Sandra Birjukov, Marjeta Valjavec, Uroš Mehle s. t. / Stage Manager and Sound Designer: Luka Bernetič / Producer: Ana Rokvić Pinterič
Special thanks to: JAŠA for his guidance … Lighting Guerrilla for the production of Glassworks#1 …Eva Logonder for her assistance at the project's launching … Luka Dekleva for his guidance during the video filming … Šentvid Grammar School for rental of electric rectifier