Performance by Natália Sýkorová: plants littering, eels swelling…

14 / 01 / 2024 18h
Curated by: Jen Kratochvil, Tjaša Pogačar, Jelisaveta Rapaić

Performance x larp by Natália Sýkorová
Dramaturgy: Adam Dragun
Guests: Teuta Jonuzi, Saro Gottstein, Kodiki and Juraj Bileny
Costumes and Scenography: Frederik Britzlmair
Music and sound design: Lenka Adamcová

Four performers are meeting for the first time before the larping (LARP-Live Action Role Play) session begins, you are invited to join them or observe their journey as they form partnerships with one another and with the objects found on their quest to overturn a spell of climate calamity cast by the evil entity. The performance plants littering, eels swelling…, is an adaptation of the original five-hour long performance with an altered script in a different environment and set of circumstances, nevertheless the protagonists participate in a series of games, exercises and conversation involving different avenues of complicity between the human and non-human protagonists, climate and objects. The sensation is somehow familiar yet unworldly, the uncertainty is allowing the plot to develop and the props are being activated in magical ways, giving epic fantasy tactics, deployed in ways to solve or mend our world’s current burning crisis. The performers, which are in this case the main participants of the session, are given instructions, suggestions and tasks to complete, which are tailored to help them navigate this environment and find or build more favorable climactic conditions. During this transformative choreography and sonic experience, which strives to form a story of collective survival, we are invited to join the larp, speculate about teleportation, legends and myths about contamination, generative stories about silence, extraterrestrial help, healing, solidarity and kinship.

As part of the performative program of the exhibition …and they lived…