Cynthia Hopkins: artist in residence
Monday, August 26th at 6 pm
Sunday, September 1st at 10 pm
Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
Cynthia Hopkins is a famous American composer, singer and theatre artist. She is a remarkable solo musician and founder of the Gloria Deluxe group, which makes folk, rock, blues, country and cabaret music. She has opened for legendary musicians such as David Byrne and Patti Smith. Critics have described her voice as a painful instrument that reminds one of Patsy Cline and Billie Holiday. Hopkins explores innovative forms of communication and blends music, text, scenography and video into fantastic facts on the one hand, and real-life fiction on the other.
Cynthia Hopkins will present her work in progress entitled A Living Documentary in the Glej Theatre. It takes the form of a talk-show and explores questions about whether an artist can survive at all with their work, whether artistic integrity has to be sacrificed at times for the sake of the money, and whether art can even be bought in the first place… On Sunday, Cynthia Hopkins will have a music performance in the Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana.
Concept, performance: Cynthia Hopkins
Light and sound design: Grega Mohorčič, Andrej Petrovčič
Producer: Matevž Peršin
Photo: Jeff Sugg