Nina Jan, Urša Sekirnik: À LA CART PERFORMANCE WEBSHOP: MLADI LEVI ČASTIJO
Friday, August 28th at 9.00 pm
Dijaški dom Tabor
Nina Jan and Urša Sekirnik are conceptual artists, performers and directors, working under the name KUD NUM. Their creative work has been unfolding between Slovenia, the Netherlands and Spain for several years; their professional interest gravitates towards issues regarding the precarious nature and conditions of artistic production in contemporary society. Bouncing from web platforms to performances, installation and film, their projects convey both a playful and humorous interactivity and a meticulous and carefully premeditated critical position towards art.
Last year, to further their artistic work and also as a survival strategy, they set up an online shop in which anyone can place an order for a performance they wish to see: the customer clicks through the scene templates offered and, if they so desire, adds an idea for his own custom-made scene, selects the price and length of the performance, creates a sequence of scenes, places an order and receives – a live performance. This time the Mladi levi festival is picking up the tab for a custom-made performance which will be created on the basis of the winning proposal drawn from the orders submitted by festival-goers through public call. At a time when most art products simply respond to the preferences of audiences or financiers (consumers), the À la Cart Performance Webshop takes this situation and pushes it to its very edge – they get exactly what they want, or in this case – what they order. But isn’t complete wish fulfilment the most dangerous thing that could ever befall us?
Idea, performance: Nina Jan, Urša Sekirnik
Web design: Maarten Janssen, Fabian Valkenberg (Janssen & Valkenberg)
Web programming: Quentin Drouet
Camera and editing: Momchil Alexiev
Production: Aksioma – Zavod za sodobne umetnosti, Ljubljana
Co-production: KUD NUM, CUK Kino Šiška
In cooperation with: Bunker, Ljubljana
Supported by: Ministrstvo za kulturo, Mestna občina Ljubljana, Občina Škofja Loka, Muelle3, Centre Cultural Albareda, NFTA, Turistična kmetija Žgajnar
Photo: Toni Mlakar
The performance is in English with Slovene surtitles. The performance will be followed by a discussion in English.