© Jelena Jureša

Aphasia

Jelena Jureša
KUNSTENFESTIVALDESARTS
Thu 12.05.2022 - Sat 14.05.2022
12.05.2022
-
14.05.2022
  • 12.05.2022
    20:30 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOX
    Past event
  • 13.05.2022
    22:00 - 23:30
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOX
    Past event
  • 14.05.2022
    22:00 - 23:30
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOX
    Past event

In medical terms, APHASIA, the title of Jelena Jureša’s new creation, refers to a condition that robs you of the ability to speak or to find the words to form a complete sentence. 

APHASIA, the performance, reconstructs an evening in a nightclub, in a post-war region, some thirty years after the war. A woman dancing in the sweaty, partying crowd suddenly recognizes the DJ. She carefully studies his movements, comparing them then and today, and she gradually makes out the face of a war criminal who was never convicted: “the man who kicks the dead”. Together with musicians Alen and Nenad Sinkauz and dancer cum actress Ivana Jozić, Jureša questions the dynamics of polarization, compliance with authority and the lure of group violence. In the setting of a night club, she brings us face-to-face with the absurdity of the collective silence that so often surrounds crime. A central role is set aside here for the bystanders.

What does it mean to be a witness? To participate tacitly in violence?

Is part of the selection:
English please

Extra

Standing, no seating

Credits

PRESENTATIE / PRESENTATION Kunstenfestivaldesarts, KVS CONCEPT & REGIE / CONCEPT & MISE EN SCÈNE / CONCEPT & DIRECTION Jelena Jureša PERFORMERS / PERFORMEUR·EUSES / PERFORMERS Ivana Jozić, Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz CHOREOGRAFIE / CHOREGRAPHIE / CHOREOGRAPHY Ivana Jozić & Quan Bui Ngoc MUZIEK / MUSIQUE / MUSIC Alen & Nenad Sinkauz GELUID / SON / SOUND DESIGN Hrvoje Pelicarić TEKST / TEXTES / TEXT Asa Mendelsohn, based on a monologue by Barbara Matejčić (Aphasia film and film installation, 2019) DRAMATURGISCH ADVISE / CONSEILS DRAMATURGIQUES / DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE Thomas Bellinck & Sara Oklobdžija FILMARCHIEVEN / FILM ARCHIVES Royal Belgian Film Archive (CINEMATEK), Filmarchiv Austria, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Österreichische Mediathek, ZDF archive Berlin VIDEOCONCEPT & MONTAGE / CONCEPT VIDÉO & MONTAGE / VIDEO CONCEPT & EDITING Jelena Jureša VISUELE EFFECTEN / EFFECTS SPÉCIAUX / VISUAL EFFECTS Dejan Šolajić SCENOGRAFIE / SCÉNOGRAPHIE / SET DESIGN Stef Stessel LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRES / LIGHT DESIGN Stef Stessel, Simon Neels WETENSCHAPPELIJK ADVIES / CONSEILS SCIENTIFIQUES / SCIENTIFIC ADVICE Christophe Busch TECHNISCHE LEIDING / DIRECTION TECHNIQUE / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Simon Neels TECHNISCHE ONDERSTEUNING / SOUTIEN TECHNIQUE / TECHNICAL SUPPORT Maxim Maes PROGRAMMATIE / PROGRAMMATION / PROGRAMMING Merel Vercoutere (KAAP) PROJECT COÖRDINATORS / COORDINATION PROJET / PROJECT COORDINATORS Sandra Raes Oklobdžija (ROBIN) & Rolf Quaghebeur (KAAP) ONDERSTEUNING PRODUCTIE / SOUTIEN À LA PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION SUPPORT Kaat Balfoort, Jachym Vandenabeele DESIGN KOSTUUMS / DESIGN DES COSTUMES / COSTUMES DESIGN Anne-Catherine Kunz REALISATIE KOSTUUMS / RÉALISATION DES COSTUMES / COSTUMES REALISATION Salvatore Pascapè PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION KAAP in collaboration with ROBIN COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Kunstenfestivaldesarts, ROBIN, De Singel, Workspacebrussels, Hannah Arendt Institute | Developed in Co-laBo MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Vlaamse Overheid, MOUSSEM, Nomadic Art Centre, Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), School of Arts of University College Ghent This performance is developed from the film project APHASIA, 2019