meta_FAMILY: Workshop with Julia Bardsley


Following a practical research phase undertaken in Teresina & Rio, Brazil and editions for AiR at QMU, London & Trouble Festival/CIFAS, Brussels, Julia Bardsley is looking for an ensemble of performers to create a new edition of her ‘family’ project for the City of Women Festival, Ljubljana. This ensemble will form a generic family unit within a gymnasium space and undergo training exercises in order to become the meta_FAMILY.


Performers: Marijs BoulogneSenka BožičManca Dorrer, Tea GrahekOlja Grubić, Tanja Sabol (the FAMILY) and Julia Bardsley (The STEP).

‘from the moment of birth the baby is subjected to these forces of violence called love, as its mother and father have been, and their parents before them. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potentialities.’

R.D.Laing from ‘Sanity, Madness & the Family’