A performance inspired by the extraordinary life and talent of the Slovenian sculptress Karla Bulovec. In the name of art, her extremely bohemian life with husband and dramatist Ivan Mrak renounced everything – comfort, home, family, even sexual gratification. Her creativity was mad, ambitious, masochistic, exaggerated in visions she could not realize. The performance explores artistic creativity as an impulse, as a relentless desire to create, so wild and destructive that it can overpower the need for biological fulfilment, threaten one’s health by denying physical hunger, and can even be fatal. In the light of such savageness, art cannot be relative (as it is in the eyes of cultural politics and history), but absolute and vital, no matter how we analyze, mythicize or objectify it.
choreography: Bara Kolenc
Performers: Dragana Bulut, Alja Kapun, Gregor Luštek, SebastjanStarič, Bara Kolenc
Dramaturgical assistance: Bojana Kunst
Original score and sound design: Matevž Kolenc
Lighting design, technical director: Miran Šušteršič
Technical assistant: Bor Pungerčič
Set design: Blaž Bačar
Costume design: Iztok Hrga
Organized by: City of Women
With the support of: Merkur d.d., Slovenijales d.d.