CHAPTER 2: Dreaming of landscape

The first year of the Multispecies Landscape by artist Teri Žeželj explores four methodologies for practicing a different relationship with the landscapes in which we live. The central methodology of the second chapter is imagination, I which we are mainly interested as a space of crossroads – a space of multiple worlds and an important space for practicing interspecies relations and synchronizing with different rhythms of life. How can we coexist and maintain relationships with the unknown, invisible, potential or immaterial? How to host a space where different perspectives can coexist?In various traditions and lore, the summer solstice and Midsummer Night (June 23) have magical powers, and one of the well-known ancient religious wisdoms is that on Midsummer's Night, fern seeds enable the understanding of the languages of other living beings with whom we share the world.For this reason, we opened Chapter Two on the summer solstice, June 21, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. with a two-day workshop with Mala Kline, choreographer, performer, writer and expert in individual and collective dreaming. During two two-hour meetings, we experienced and learned about working with imagination, which opens up different ways of knowing and teaches "to read the signs and symbols of the dream…

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The third chapter: TO HOST THE LANDSCAPE

performative walkHave you ever been to the woods?Now, I can imagine, you're smiling gently, but not without a hint of sarcasm.“Of course” you say to yourself. “What kind of question is that?!”But have you really? Have you been to a real forest? The one that makes you pay the price for entering it?Walking is never innocent. It shapes the landscape as we go. It indulges the gaze.Walking is political. It creates realities, depending on where we go, with whom, when, on the weather, clothes, thoughts, feelings, health conditions, terrains, shapes, plants, types of the ground, moisture of the soil and any other element that you can think of.I lost myself in the woods. Come walk through me!Participation in the walk was free, but reservations were required at equipment: smartphone or mp3 player and headphones.We send a link to an audio file, which was downloaded to smartphone or mp3 player and which was used during the walk.AUDIO FILEThe walk was in English.The performative walk is the 3rd chapter of the research art project MULTISPECIES LANDSCAPE by the artist Tery Žeželj.Conceived and executed by: Tery Žeželj & Maria Magdalena KozlowskaSound design and music: Blaž PavlicaProducer: Maja VižinPublic relations: Tamara Bračič VidmarProduced…

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The first chapter of Multispecies Landscapes places observation at the centre of searching and understanding ways of living in and with multispecies landscapes. In early January 2022, Tery set her first goal: observation as a method of learning about the landscape. She began with the daily practice of observing, photographing, and describing a small fragment of the Beatrixpark in Utrecht as a way to explore her own gaze, perception, attention, attitude toward the observed fragment, and to observe the change of all of the above. Over time, the question that became increasingly important was: What influences and shapes the view?By regularly describing a small fragment of the park, it became clear that language and vocabulary strongly influence the perception of the elements that are creating the landscape, which established “landscape literacy” and various practices and approaches to “reading” the landscape as the main topics of the research. The working hypothesis that “landscape literacy” strongly influences our relationship with the environment brings to the debate the importance of learning and unlearning the gaze and ways of observation, and the topic of attention as historically and culturally shaped.The first event of Multispecies Landscapes will be a reading group in which we will…

Lea Kukovičič: FORSALE, artist talk, Produkcija: Bunker, Stara mestna elektrarna, 9.3.2022


Theatre is useless, it does not produce a neoliberal wish to spend. In this artist talk, artist Lea Kukovičič extensively analyses the project FORSALE, a conceptual artwork that goes beyond theatre and plays with the economy.FORSALE is a performance auction house established in 2021 as the first auction house in the world auctioning theatre performances. The historical first auction was held in Slovenia at the contemporary performing arts festival Mladi Levi auctioning the performance Ich kann nicht anders by Slovene collective Beton Ltd. The average sales share at the auction was over 65%, which is higher than the average auction sales shares made by the world-renowned auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s. FORSALE is an auction house, yet an intriguing conceptual artwork with provocative content created by artist and theatre maker Lea Kukovičič, who (together with an extensive team of collaborators) stepped right into the void of the most trusted, popular and hyped fiction: money (and law).Artist talk FORSALE reveals the layers of mechanisms beyond money (and law) and maps the matrix of theatre where one needs to step into the heart of darkness with other people. Because FORSALE is not about care or about theatre. FORSALE messes with the economy.Created…



SHOWS in Stara mestna elektrarna:Wednesday, November 10th, at 7 pmAndreja Rauch Podrzavnik: SPECIAL EDITION​Wednesday, november 10th, at 9 pmLuka Piletič, Sara Šoukal: US TWO BETWEEN US: IMPROVISER’S CUT​Thursday, November 11th, at 7 pmVOICESThursday, November 11th, at 9 pmBilly Kissa, Elvira Lingris: CHOOSE YOUR SHOESFriday, November 12th, at 7 pmZa crknt: BACKSTAGE PIECESFriday, November, at 9 pmKasia Chmara, Órla Mc Govern: TUNESunday, November 14th, at 5 pmIMPROVOCATION S2E4​

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TRIGGER 2021: We are announcing a programme, full of exciting performances that will TRIGGER your mind!Despite the uncertainty, surrounding the present and future of performing arts, we feel it is now more important than ever to continue searching for ways to find each other and collectively think about the future of internationalization of art that we love and believe in.We are excited to announce our TRIGGER 2021 programme. Annual Slovenian independent scene showcase platform TRIGGER will happen in Maribor and Ljubljana from May 29 to June 2, 2021. This edition of TRIGGER focuses on the future of internationalization in the midst of health, social and ecological crises. In times of searching for new forms of what it means to be together, we will offer several dozens of international programmers from throughout Europe a chance to get to know daring performances, inspiring performers, challenging workshops and intriguing conversations with artists and producers from Slovenia, for whom TRIGGER represents a starting point for international touring. We are excited to finally meet each other face to face.Let’s get TRIGGERed by something good for a change!Saturday, May 29, 2021MariborDECENTRALIZING ART: TRIGGER conference in cooperation with Centre for Creativity and Crossings Festival 2021conference is also…

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Snježana Premuš: Physical Manifestations returns

Development project by Snježana Premuš Physical Manifestations returns to the Old Power Plant with the development of the next segment of the project entitled Time in View: Seeds, Etudes 2.This time in the process we monitor the complexity of the interaction - the relationship to one's own body, to space, to another, to a new body and to the community. Also at this stage, the author is interested in the perceptions of the viewer and the performer.The viewer remains an active witness to the process of evolution that begins deep in the body, beyond assumed body codes and forms.March 22nd – 27thConcept and direction: Snježana PremušDancers and co-creators: Anja Bornšek, Ivan Mijačević, Snježana Premuš, Tina ValentanMusic: Boštjan PerovšekLight: Špela ŠkuljCostume design: Barbara KapeljVideo: Masha NonkovicPhoto: MarcandreaProduction: Zavod Federacija LjubljanaThe project was created within Creative Crossroads (LLB - Creative Europe) in cooperation with NDA SloveniaCo-production: Bunker LjubljanaThe project was supported by: the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana

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PARL invites performance art makers and groups to join a 10 days research and development program in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 22 - 31 August 2021.The program is open for performance art, devised theater, contemporary dance, intermedia projects and hybrid forms. PARL provides every participant a studio space and presentation venue.PARL joins various creative practices, working methods and production models of leading Ljubljana based performance artists and producers. The course of work is focused on development of creative processes and research of performative strategies with daily feedback and training, three-day seminar, and workshops.If you are a performance art maker and you need space and time to research, an environment to develop your project, an opportunity to present your work and to open up your collaborative network – welcome to PARL.Application deadline: 15 April 2021. Participation fee: 350€.Apply at link: PARL on Facebook and Instagram.Teasers:



Since it looks like there is still a long way to go before the opening of the theater halls, we decided to start with (more) regular live streaming of events from the Old Town Power Plant / Stara mestna elektrarna.The program of events that you will be able to watch live will be published on this site. For more information, we invite you to sign up for our news HERE.Switch to POWER STREAM / E+TOK!Wednesday, April 21st from 8 pm. - Thursday, April 22nd to 12 pm.:Via Negativa: PHYSISYou can register for premiere access on this siteThursday, April 22nd, at 8 pm.:Image SnatchersLink to the LIVE STREAMTuesday, April 20th, at 8 pm.:Maja Delak: Just for TodayLink to the LIVE STREAMFriday, April 9th from 8 pm. - Sunday, April 11th to 12 pm.:Via Negativa: PHYSISYou can register for premiere access on this siteTuesday, March 30th - Thursday, April 1st:SOUND DISOBEDIENCE 2021, festivalLink to the LIVE STREAMTuesday, March 9th, at 8 pm:Danijela Zajc: ThreadsLink to the Facebook event

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Jan Rozman: MEMEMEME

Who is ‘me’ in ‘meme’ in ‘MEMEMEME’?MEMEMEME is the space of a community’s flow of association, a clash of an infinite number of memes* and their reverberations. Through the performers’ bodies, their mobile phones and digital video and sound references and associations, the performance layers gestures, movements, images and expressions. Its performative score plays with and around the mechanics and aesthetics of internet memes. As a living mimetic organism, the stage actions are multiplied and repeated, diversified and mutated to open up the potential semantic splits and gaps that reflect the fragmented and alienated nature of modern communication and the internet society.*A meme is any idea that is, despite its potential randomness or nonsense, repeated and multiplied through variation and selection. The term meme (from Ancient Greek mimeme, ‘imitated thing’) was coined by biologist Richard Dawkins as a cultural equivalent of a gene to designate language, stories, knowledges, habits, styles and behaviour that is transmitted through imitation. As a consequence of the near universal use of the internet in the digital age, the most widespread, flexible, resilient, and circulated are precisely (viral) internet memes.CollaboratorsConcept, Direction & Choreography: Jan RozmanPerformers: Peter Frankl, Kaja Janjić, Julija Pečnikar, Daniel PetkovićDramaturgy: Varja HrvatinSounds and…

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