With performances by Nina Kurtela, David Espinosa, Siniša Labrović, Pavlica Bajsić Brazzoduro, Neja Tomšič, Marina Petković Liker, Miran Kurspahić & Rona Žulj, Mala Kline and Matija Ferlin. The selector of this year’s program is the artistic director of the Ganz novi festival, producer and curator of performing arts Silvija Stipanov.
“Everything just stopped. And the fact that everything could stop opened up two parallel journeys – one toward reflecting on the causes of what Ivan Krastev calls the already lived future of the past – the present we are experiencing now, and the other, toward imagining the future of the present which, naturally, cannot be predicted by any known means and abilities. Instead of the much anticipated and coveted quantum leap in global (or at least European) openness, solidarity and empathy, we stopped in our tracks at the immediate delineation of our homes, municipalities, counties and states. Well, at least we all stopped in concert. There is another shared characteristic within the European context – we live in an age of choice oversupply; yet, we unambiguously sense that we are being deprived of the ability to access the real choices crucial to us as humans and to our civilization. On the other hand, if we were to consider those who claim that restrictions and limitations stimulate creativity, it could be concluded that we are in the potentially most potent era in the recent past. If that is the case, the experts of this age are the artists themselves.
Hence, Zoom’s 11th edition did not shy away from the realities of the moment. On the contrary. The territorial reality provided an impetus to turn to our underdeveloped co-operation with the independent performing scene in Zagreb, while we crossed borders in order to present the type of theatre we so sorely miss nowadays – intimate theatre. The artists at this years’s festival examine the established systems of value, current processes of nature and natural resources commodification, rudiments of the basic social contract and dominant historical narratives in order to detect the sore spots of today’s society, in an attempt to better equip our communities for envisaging the future of the present tomorrow.”
program selector of the 11th Zoom Festival
ZOOM FESTIVAL IS ORGANISED BY DRUGO MORE.