⇨ at Circulation² in Ljubljana:
• Wednesday, 21 June 2023 at 20h
• Thursday, 22 June at 20h
“In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.”
— Herbert Simon, Nobel winner prize in Economics 1978
“Theatre is a clumsy thing, but it can be played with.”
— Simon Kardum, at the 2013 Maribor Theatre Festival, in his speech at the Evergreen Crocodile Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony
“Good morning! I really enjoyed the performance yesterday. A truly magnificent creation! I certainly didn’t understand everything, but it left a great artistic impression on me, I am still influenced by it: the richness of the sound, the video, the lighting effects, the beauty of the movement….all of this has given me a sense of optimism, which is much needed in these times! Congratulations to the authors and performers! I wish you many more successes! Greetings.” Ida Eržen
Ram Ram performance plays with movements of minimalism and readymades of reality that are more artificial than art. A cinematic series of philosophical paradoxes on a construction stage full of starry glimpses with a live concert saying the unspeakable about you. Ram Ram empties space and time and sweeps away the clutter of days gone by from your mind’s memory. An intimate performance with shadows and humour creates among high voltage energies. The meanders make the river slow to navigate. The desert is a place where the bush can speak. Ram Ram is the mosaic of living compost, delivering vitamins and minerals to the fire that consumes what we think we are.
What are the stakes of this modernity to come? There are four themes: Altermodernity by itself, idea of Traveling, Exhile sorry, and the fourth one will be based on the national borders. Of course, you know, it is not enough. It is just in a way to start this discussion, this big discussion Ram Ram. I see the new modernity to come has to be global from scratch. Scratch thing has to be global, modernity to come, inventing from scratch. Of course, you know, enough is just, is not enough, is just in a way to start this discussion, this big discussion global from scratch thing oriental idea of Traveling.
When you know that nothing is missing, that everything that exists is you and yours, desires disappear.
Butoh levitates in the Ursonate of the interior expanses.
What’s going on in the old pot these days?
We think with soles.
Only nothing works.
A blue bird floats in the zenith.
A pie flies out of the oven into Circulation², reunited.
period: pre-history • duration: 61 minutes
more on: http://babalan.kibla.org/ramram
script and direction: Gotvan Vlado Repnik
dramaturgy: Nina Meško
performers: Tatiana Kocmur, Ryuzo Fukuhara, Marko Batista, Nagisa Moritoki, Radharani Pernarčič, Sanja Simić, Dominik Mahnič, Borut Savski
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in the video: Blaž Šef, Tjaša Ribizel, Peter Tomaž Dobrila, Dragan Živadinov, Simon Svetlik,
Boštjan Leskovšek, Iva Tratnik
camera and editing: Nina Meško, GVRbabaLAN
special thanks to Neem Karoli Baba, Lena Lars, Nicolas Bourriaud, Bojana Kunst, Marcus Steinweg, Marieke Sophie Werner, Matej Marinček, Jatun Risba, Mladen Stilinović
photography: Sunčan Stone
Production: GVR Institute for Contemporary Art
co-production: Cirkulacija², KIBLA Maribor, CUK Kino Šiška
The performance is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana.