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Sebastijan Horvat and creators

Manifest K.

Manifest K.

Based on The Communist Manifesto by K. Marx and F. Engels

E.P.I. center, Dramsko društvo MUKI
22. 10. 2010, 19.00 // KAZINA HALL - KAZINSKA DVORANA
Running time 2 hours. No interval.

30. 1. 2010 Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana

Creators Sebastijan Horvat, Anja Bornšek, Brane Grubar, Andreja Kopač, Manca Krnel, Bine Skrt, Aljoša Ternovšek, Renata Vidić

Collaborators Igor Remeta, Tamara Bračič Vidmar, Maks Soršak, Danijela Grgić

Capitalist relations permeate the web of social co-existence. Accordingly, every theatre performance comes to life within the boundaries of the magic circle of bourgeois economic practices. The question therefore is whether and how it is possible to escape the basic economy of a theatre performance, which places a viewer in the position of an disinterested judge, detached from the performance, where boredom eats into our own boredom relaxing us at least for a while into the pleasure of externality and meaningfulness. Regardless of whether the performance is an alternative type or a classical drama, its economy is always the same. What, if anything, could be said about this world (where viewers are overwhelmed by social criticism and ethical orders)? Or, what is the right way to tell the truth about the changes affecting this world and the future we hope for? Are we not bored by and suffused with this repetitive resistance, forever asking the same questions in the same way? Can viewers sign a contract with a performance, become the property of a performance and art, and view their own invisibly relaxed position from the position of wage workers? It’s time for change in the relations between the robber world governed by capitalist variables and the people in whom we must have trust and who in their essence are capable of change, equality, justice and courage.