Monday, 10 May 2021

Elephant in the room

 

as galleries are still (fairly) empty, anybody who enters is the elephant in the room, this time it was the artist of the exhibition himself.   

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Garden Couch festival day #2

 

started off with an early afternoon concert by the Croatian artist Martin Ladika 

after a lunch break that was longer than I expected (one of the performances was cancelled) and a stroll to a different part of the city, I saw an improvisation theatre performance... 


and after another stroll and a bit of a reading (in the sun) break I saw another performance, and to my great surprise Ryuzo was in it. 



Saturday, 8 May 2021

Garden Couch Festival

started off with Hana Fatur (and her sister Lara, who didn't make it to the blog somehow). I haven't seen live performances for so long I swear I had a huge lump (of coal, or maybe the pressure was so great it had changed to diamond) in my throat and my eyes were trying their best to be a strong dam and hold back all the water that seems to be floating around in my head....


then it was time to walk to a garden in the centre of town where I (and a few others) listened to Mileta Grujić 


and then went back for Katanari, a guitar duet...


and the evening ended with a relaxed jam session... And there you go, for a day, life seemed to be normal and it seemed to make sense... 

Thursday, 29 April 2021

World Dance Day

 

for the second year running, the Ljubljana dancers celebrated the international dance day with Pina Bausch's choreography: The Nelken Line. In the open air, through town, to the enjoyment of the performers and most of the passers-by (and this photographer of course)

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Realigments

It is impossible to explain how much I miss cultural and art events at the moment, and how great it is to actually get the opportunity to see something emerging...

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

My good friend

 

Mankica is having an opening of her outdoor exhibition and nobody is allowed to come to it. But do walk down Vegova and have a look at her exhibition, after all she is sending hearts to you all... 

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Took a few portraits

             of 

                                                                                           dancers

                                                                                             today

                                                                                            and 

                                                                                             had

                                                                                               great

                                                                                                                                                                                   fun.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

A plazma session

 

                                                                                in Podutik

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

These days

 

art can be presented only to individuals, and even this can only be done outdoors. This photo was taken during a location based FM walk in Tivoli. We walked through the park, in the relative darkness, listening to the sounds created and recorded by Boštjan Perovšek.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Two dance solos in one day (almost like in the good old times)

 


First, I went to see Nicole dance to Emil's music for the short dance film they are making. As they were filming it I only saw one part of it (but many times) and heard the same part of the track over and over again (but I will see the whole thing one day soon).


After a quick drink with the crew, I rushed to PTL to see Ana rehearse her first dance solo, and I took a few photos there too... (aren't I the lucky one)

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

The opening of Henri Cartier-Bresson's exhibition

 

without actually getting inside the gallery to see the 102 portraits, as these new Covid conditions meant that only a certain number of people could stroll through the gallery at any moment in time, and I didn't fancy queuing up for ages, when I could spend the time chatting to people and (uncharacteristic for me) drinking wine... The portraits await another day, preferably a morning during the week, when the gallery will be reserved for a very private viewing. But, during the opening ceremony we heards a few speeches as well as a few songs that were originally sung be Edith Piaf (who's portrait is, I am told, also to be seen in this exhibition). 

Friday, 18 September 2020

Station Selbstsein revisited

 

decided to revisit Klemen's rehearsal today, as I was certain there was a photo I need to take still out there... I wonder if this is the one...

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Ignor 35

 Dejan had ended his 14 day quarantine 

 Miha delivered his latest thoughts on the current situation 

 people sat and listened in silence

to people reading poetry from notebooks

and mobiles

people creating some noise 

and once again reading, this time from books

and pieces of paper

and people sampling poetry 

and people reading some more

and a bit more as the night fell

ending with poetry in a Scandinavian language 

and some poetry set to music. 

Thursday, 9 July 2020

This performance

 Made it all come back... 

 They performance is about six unaccompanied refugee children that they tried to house somewhere in Slovenia and make it possible for them to live a 'normal' life (however close to normal a life can be of a child that has found himself in a different country, without his or her parents, where he/she doesn't know anybody, not a word of the language, and where people clearly despise him/her just because he/she wasn't born in that country), you know, like go to school and stuff...


Of course, when the Slovene parents heard about this they were outraged and terrified that these six refugee children would boil their children or even worse, eat them alive;

  so they started writing petitions, making it impossible for them to live anywhere worth living as they were way to dangerous for this small little country.

and it all culminated in a tractor and pitchfork rally in which people screamed and shouted that they don't want no foreigners in this land, that this land is for them and them only, that other people don't deserve to live...


Soon after that I sat in my trusty old Volvo and drove a thousand miles away, on an exploratory trip to London, which went horribly wrong (as things in life do, but that's another story)... 


Saturday, 13 June 2020

Day 2 of Ukrep festival

and I went to see Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi's performance 1.7, which was a rather relaxed presentation (in the way it was delivered) of some heavy themes.   

Friday, 12 June 2020

Outdoors/indoors

First I went to see the two tourists performing again (the performance the day before had a rain break in it and also the square did not have any barriers, but today they were already for the protests later on and I had to go and see what difference does a closed off public space make to this performance)    

and then went to see the first post-corona performance from abroad (which was a performance for a dancer and 22 chairs)