Stevie Koglin / Šimun Stankov
COSTUME DESIGN ASSISTANT
Jonas Maria Droste
Studio Contemporary Dance Company in coproduction with Platforma HR and collaboration with Zagreb Youth Theatre and support of Cie Public in Private
25.05.2018. at Cultural centar Histrionski dom
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Toni Andrijanić, Bruno Fetze, Nina Violić, Studenti plesnog odsjeka ADU, generacija 2016 / 2018
The performance is funded by the Zagreb Office for Culture and Ministry of Culture of Republic Croatia
Different in terms of expression and approach but similar to Ensemble in terms of subject matter, considering that it too is exploring the position of the artist in art production and market conditions, Clément Layes’ Emergency Artist focuses on the question of how to maintain the necessary sensibility and differentiate artistic impulse from imposed values when faced with the imperative to succeed, in a culture that does not tolerate mistakes and failures. How does society shape an artist if it does not let them learn and grow from their own mistakes? If an artist does not have the right to make a mistake or an experiment with an unknown result, does that make art uniform? What is the success of an art project measured with? Is art still art if an artist meets the requirements for a desirable art product? Can an artist in such circumstances develop a critical approach to their own work and to the society in which they create and which they are made by? Where is the artist’s responsibility in all of that? read more...
Clément Layes has been living and working as a choreographer and performer in Berlin since 2008. Here, he co-founded the company Public in Private together with Jasna L. Vinovrški. At the interface between choreography, the visual arts and philosophy, the point of his works is found in observations on daily life. His performances – among them “Allege” (2010), “Der grüne Stuhl” (2012), “Things that surround us” (2012), “dreamed apparatus” (2014), and “TITLE” (2015) – are shown internationally. In October 2017, Layes premiered “The Eternal Return” at Berlin’s Sophiensæle. The group piece is the first choreographic work of a new series, in which Layes deals with the manifestation and mechanics of rhythm.
Public in Private research, reflects and questions social, political and cultural structures, as well individual position in this structures. Public in Private goal in collaborative approach is to broaden up the borders of choreographic language, intriguing different thinking, perceiving and reflecting about own and about other medias. Most relevant aim is however, further developing of choreography as contemporary art form.