Roger Bernat/FFF: Numax-Fagor-plus
Sunday, August 24th at 9.30 pm and Tuesday, August 26th at 9.30 pm
Elektro Ljubljana Union Hall, entrance at the Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
The works of Roger Bernat are participatory in nature: the audience usually plays the part of the protagonist and co-creator in his performances. Bernat has also co-edited a collection of expert papers entitled Querido Público: El espectador ante la participación: jugadores, usuarios, prosumers y fans, where one of the crucial questions posed is whether the move towards participatory theatre is a step forward in decision-making processes or whether this shift reduces initiatives to a theatre of seemingly endless possibilities, where decisions are nevertheless taken by others in the end.
In 2012, we hosted Bernat’s performance Pendiente de voto, which challenged the audience to cast the die. The audience comes to play an equally vital role in the performance Numax-Fagor-plus, the text of which is based on a film about the collapse of a workers’ attempt to manage the Numax household appliance factory in Spain. History came to repeat itself also in 2013 with the disintegration of the Fagor cooperative, which was equally involved in producing household appliances. Bernat invited the Fagor factory workers to perform the scenes from Numax’s fall. And now, you are called upon to bring the endeavour of the workers to life once again.
Author: Roger Bernat
Dramaturgy: Roberto Fratini
Historic research: Pablo González Morandi
Visual set-up: Matteo Sisti
Sound design: Cristóbal Saavedra Vial
Video editor: Ramiro Ledo Cordeiro
Technical direction: Txalo Toloza
Producer: Helena Febrés Fraylich
Production assistant: Ricard Terés
Thanks to: Ahots Kooperatibista, newspaper Mondraberri, Danilo Pioli
Production: Elèctrica produccions (Barcelona)
Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Grec 2014 Festival de Barcelona
Co-production of the earlier version: FRAC Basse Normandie (Caen), Temporada Alta (Girona)
The performance is in Slovene.