THEATRE OF HUMANKIND: PLASTOCENE

Have you ever wondered how to name the final human age in the event of human extinction? Let’s try to follow the analogy of the names of historical epochs, which highlight the most important material used by man to make tools and other objects …
Jaka Andrej Vojevec, Slovene author and director of socially engaged theatre, a known figure in public space theatre and a close associate of non institutional stages, offers an answer: PLASTOCENE (material: plastics).
Theatre of Humankind is an amusing museum experience of archaeological finds of a foreign civilization upon human extinction, which can be seen by a viewer alone or in a group guided tour. In both cases, they receive a map of the exhibition, a helmet and the essential gadget, 3D glasses.

When we put on our own pair, we find out that only then we can really see. We encounter the knowledge acquired of us – the plastic dwellers – by the foreign civilization, especially about competitiveness and the concept of competition, about the unbridled accumulation in the name of religion, about the indifference towards the environment and other species. Theatre of Humankind is an immersive visualisation of the present, and its presence provides the opportunity for the general public to meet this fascinating species and recognize in it themselves – the Slovene plastic dwellers.

Jaka Andrej Vojevec

Katarina Zalar

Dani Modrej

credits

  • Concept, text, tour guide: Jaka Andrej Vojevec
  • Preparation of exhibits, installation, execution: Katarina Zalar
  • Graphic image and design, layout, execution: Dani Modrej
  • Producer: Polona Vozel
  • Produced by: Bunker, Ljubljana

    With the support of: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana, Evropska unija – program Ustvarjalna Evropa: Kultura, ACT – Art, Climate, Transition

    Thanks to: Športno društvo Tabor, Onkraj gradbišča, Slovenski etnografski muzej

Guided tours are in Slovene and English.

Photo: Dani Modrej

Additional informations

Premiere:
23rd August, 2020, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, as part of Mladi levi festival

Upcoming performances:

Past performances:

  • 27th August, 2020, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, as part of Mladi levi festival
  • 26th August, 2020, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, as part of Mladi levi festival 2020
  • 25th August, 2020, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, as part of Mladi levi festival
  • 24th August, 2020, Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, as part of Mladi levi festival