Future read in concrete and stone
In 1917, in the wake of the October revolution, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin claims in one of his writings, that the only way to stay truthful to the revolution is to treat it as art. Following this thought the authors of Future Read in Concrete and Stone study and read the Yugoslav monuments to the People’s Liberation Struggle as both traces of revolution and coordinates of new society.
Future Read in Concrete and Stone is a performance structure made of invitations: invitation to imagine, invitation to look and decipher the society, finally, an invitation to physically engage collective bodily intelligence. This performance is a gaze into communist art and politics of the 20th century, a trip to the partisan forests of Yugoslavia, a picnic at Kozara, Sutjeska and Kadinjača, a voluntary labour action for building a future through temporary and contingent experience of theatre.
concept: Bojan Djordjev
in collaboration with: Selma Banich, Fernando Belfiore, Siniša Ilić, Damjan Kecojević, Ola Maciejewska, Katarina Popović, Manolis Tsipos
producer: Dragana Jovović, photography on location: Ivan Hrkaš; video editing: Jelena Maksimović, video sound: Jakov Munižaba, costume advice: Maja Mirković, PR: Milica Ševarlić and Jelena Knežević; production on behalf of Belgrade Youth Center: Marta Marković; technical realisation: light: Miloš Vasić, sound: Ivan Ćopić, video operator: Branko Banjanin
Performed by: Selma Banich, Bojan Djordjev, Damjan Kecojević and Ola Maciejewska
Production: Walking Theory, DasArts; co-produkcija: Belgrade Youth Centre; Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture through Nomad Dance Academy and Life Long Burning.
Financial support: Ministry of Culture and Information of Republic of Serbia, European Union – program Culture
Performance on the Platform(a) is realized in partnership with Fakultet za raboti sto ne se ucat (Faculty of things that cant be learned) in frame of the programme of Kooperativa – regional platform for culture and FRIEDRICH EBERT STIFTUNG Office in Skopje. Platform(a) is realised in frame of the project Kino Kultura-Space for contemporary performing arts and culture, supported by Municipality of Centre.