How to stage something as performative as shame? How to speak about that which eludes words? How to be communicative without shaming?

Shame speaks through many languages. The bodies, the sounds, the music, images, and words speak out at the same time. What they want to tell lies in the overlaps and gaps between individual languages. They speak about the subjects on stage and the subjects in front of it in a way that like the subjects evades an unambiguous signification: with stillness, delays, interruptions, twists, hesitations, duplications, echoes. We are never entirely or only here, we are always also somewhere else – where we can for a moment believe that we are someone else or dream to be. Sometimes we even act as us. We witness our own objectification when the body, controlled by its own subjection to the gaze, has to respond with that which deprives it of its voice. (Tea Hvala)

Created and performed by: Loup Abramovici, Ingrid Berger Myhre, Maja Delak, Katja Kosi, Luka Prinčič, Maja Smrekar, Irena Tomažin
Concept and choreography: Maja Delak
In collaboration with: Loup Abramovici, Ingrid Berger Myhre, Nina Fajdiga, Tea Hvala, Katja Kosi, Luka Prinčič, Maja Smrekar, Irena Tomažin, Nataša Živkovič
Video, sound, programming: Luka Prinčič
Video and scenography: Maja Smrekar
Costumes: Ajda Tomazin
Light design: Urška Vohar
Texts: Loup Abramovici, Ingrid Berger Myhre, Katja Kosi, Irena Tomažin
Quoted texts: Lev N. Tolstoj, Mady Schutzman, Leo Lionni, Michio Kushi
Translations: Katja Kosi
Executive producer: Nina Janež
Production: Zavod Emanat
Supported by: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana
In collaboration with: Bunker Ljubljana, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana