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Jernej Lorenci

Flesh or Revelation

Flesh or Revelation <em>Photo: Gregor Lorenci</em>

Photo: Gregor Lorenci

Lutkovno gledališče Maribor
20. 10. 2010, 21.00 & 23.00 // MINORITI - Puppet Theatre Maribor - Lutkovno gledališče Maribor
Running time 1 hour 15 minutes. No interval.

Director Jernej Lorenci
Puppets designer Gregor Lorenci
Set designer Branko Hojnik
Costume designer Belinda Radulović
Composer and Conductor Branko Rožman

Aja Kobe
Zvezdana Novaković as guest
Elena Volpi
Andrej Vršič
Anže Zevnik

There is flesh.
Is there a revelation as well?
Is there an apocalypse to come?
Call to the sky. Call above. Scream.
What is the sound of great human words after they stop being human?
Is that The Holly Book? Confessiones? Requiem?
When I hear myself through not-me, when dead substance starts talking -  when it takes my desperate place - how do I sound?
Only my faceless voice remains. And my body. My flesh.
What is the sound of my body?
My face is a fixed mask.
My body hurts.
My voice searches for its sound before the final wheeze.
My flesh is nameless.

According to some theories, theatre as an art form originates from the cult of resurrection of the dead, returning to the ancient source, into the state of singularity. Puppetry is the art of resurrection of the dead, the metaphor for the archetypical relation between a totem and a clan: divine/transcendent is present in apparently dead, concentrated, and possible, therefore unpredictably dangerous. The play is forming a radically morbid, dead, ancient, and forgotten system (with taxidermic reproductions, skeletons, and unrealistic hybrids), to make this "twice dead" world intensely alive by the means of humour. The main purpose is to form a universal performing style, based on archetypical symbols, possible to address everyman.