Muzeum Theatre was established in April 1994, its aim having been to explore five separate spheres of art and the relations between them: visual arts, architecture (space – time), drama (history), music (sound), movement (gesture). Forty-four events were produced in the period 1994–2014, the structures of which were exploring the relations and borders between individual spheres of arts and humanities.
Muzeum, Institute of Art Production, Mediation and Publishing (1995), was promoting the first research projects to enter theatre form fields of architecture, visual arts, dance, as well as theatre and visual theory, and since 2000 has participated in numerous international projects, since 2004 also in three European projects.
Muzeum’s extensive document and source archives are a comprehensive collection covering original theatre works, by means of which a new temporality will be established in the gallery. Museum exhibits will be replaced by a network of visual, textual, lighting and sound information, which in turn generates new abstract spaces spreading between visual and theatre figures.
Staged in the gallery was the third part of the trilogy Source Image by Barbara Novakovič (Library of Letters, 2012, Museum of Letters, 2013).
An extensive archive of documents and references constitutes the auteur theatre's encyclopaedic collection. The exhibition creates a new quality of time in the space of a gallery. Micro – macro, framing – editing, travel – flaneur – cartography, migrations of symbols – iconography – aberrations... The folds of fabric, paper and time creating new spaces of abstraction positioned between figures of art and theatre.
Source Image: Theatre of Letters
PABLO PICASSO: DESIRE CAUGHT BY THE TAIL
Premiere: 13 December 2014, at 8 p.m.
Reruns: 14, 15 and 16 December 2014, at 8 p.m., 8 February 2015, at 9 p.m.
The performance is based on the drama piece Le Désir attrapé par la queue, which was written by Pablo Picasso in Paris over a course of three days in 1941. The text was first presented to the public in 1944 when it was read by Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Valentine Hugo, Raymond Queneau and Pablo Picasso in a Paris apartment of Michael Leiris under the direction of Albert Camus.
Production: Muzeum and Galleries of Ljubljana and Muzeum Ljubljana
Curator: Barbara Novakovič Kolenc
Archive editor: Helena Pivec
Expert assistance: Blaž Peršin, Marija Skočir
Graphic design: Bojan Lazarevič
Artefacts, texts, photographic material, video and sound recordings: Archives of the Muzeum Institute
Photos by: Miha Erman, Špela Kasal, Egon Kaše, Kata Molnar, Rok Oman, Katja Rosa, Matic Sonnenwald, Barbara Stupica, Jože Suhadolnik, Peter Uhan, Petra Veber, Sandra Vrh
Stage set drawings: Barbara Novakovič Kolenc and Aljoša Kolenc
Video: Tone Stojko
Realisation of the exhibition: Technical services of the MGML, O.K.vir
Direction and spatial layout: Barbara Novakovič Kolenc
Translation and dramaturgy: Jana Pavlič
Performers: Ivan Peternelj, Petra Govc, Sanja Nešković Peršin, Mateja Rebolj
Costume design: Alan Hranitelj
Lighting design: Jaka Šimenc
Music: Blaž Peršin
1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 10:00–14:00
Adults: 3 €
Students, people over the age of 60, unemployed, people with disabilities: 2 €
Family ticket: 7 €
ICOM, PRESS, SMD, students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, VIST – Higher School of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering – OTGO, Faculty of Design: Admission free
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