Prva slovenska uprizoritev
Premiere: 26. October 2023
Performance length is 2 hours and 30 minutes and has 1 pause.
Dorian Šilec Petek
Val Fürst and Pavel Panon Raščan
Assistant to director
Lučka Neža Peterlin
Adaptation by creators of the performance.
Diana Kolenc k. g.
Rrose Sélavy is the alter ego of Marcel Duchamp, the founder of conceptual art. The choice of this reference stems from the fascinating association between his insights into the fact that reality is an interplay of contexts and illusions, which we choose to believe in and attribute meaning to, and the processes of the text that generate a kind of performative deepfake. Perhaps, it is in this very act of processing that theatre truly mirrors reality: it is an interplay of our expectations and beliefs, of the taken-for-granted, which the theatrical event inverts. To look at reality as ready-made is a procedure that is crucial to understanding documentary principles – at the same time it is an act of emancipation, since it allows for a radical look at the ideology of the present. Reality is always in the making: it is defined by the choices we make, the way we live and the position in which we are placed.