“uninteresting scream (fragile history of an individual)”
“Dear laureates, I want to show you my playroom in our retirement home. My name is Odysseus. Or I´m waiting for Odysseus, I´m not sure. This is the last Nobel Prize to be awarded today. It will be informal. Dear laureates, I imagined myself being really old man and the Golden Runner still running in me. I´m losing my powers, he is not. I was told to buy one meter of brook/creek /stream and grow rare bush trees there. With a faded pencil on a thin tissue, I sometimes write down what he tells me but the tissue always gets lost, destroyed, or the writing can´t be read. I noticed that the Golden Runner does not distinguish the time and in his speech he always uses all tenses, as if there was only one time. I asked him about it and he said that I was still one and I would still be one. A child, a man and an old man. It is still me. Okay, I do not know, I´m imagining it. Maybe I was a man who never existed, but he did. It is important to add that I do not know who this Golden Runner really is. But I think, dear laureates, he creates a life in me.”
Libretto, visual and sound concept, directed by: Andrej Kalinka
Dramaturgy, assistant director: Milan Kozánek
Performers and co-creators: Julianna Bloodgood, Rafał Habel-Bloodgood, Alexandra Kazazou, Ján Morávek, Antonis Myriagos
Music: Andrej Kalinka, Julianna Bloodgood, Rafał Habel-Bloodgood, Ján Morávek
Vocal leading: Julianna Bloodgood
Costumes: Markéta Plachá
Light design: Michal Freriks
Objects made by: Jozef Kurinec
Production co-workers: Jana Suraová, Monika Kováčová, Anna Luňáková
Translation: Žubra K. Žubretovská
Premiere: 3. 6. 2019, Žilina, Slovensko
HONEY AND DUST is an art group moving on the borders of artistic forms and genres. Under its roof the works and pieces are created on the stage of theater performances, concerts or installations. This creation is presented as well as in theaters, so in galleries or on concert stages. The basic basis is complementary art, an artistic language based on the symbiosis of expressions. Performers are as musicians, so artists, actors, dancers. The aim is to look for new ways of artistic expression in the form of lively movement between diverse artistic communities and means. An important part of the creation of HONEY AND DUST is an overlap of not only the means of art, but also an exploration of the interrelations of art, biology, psychology, philosophy, history, physics, genetics, etc. Thus, the complementarity takes place in this formation both on the level of form and content.
With financial support of Slovak arts council, Bratislavský samosprávny kraj, Visegrad Fund.
Special thanks to Efi Birba, Divadlo na cucky, Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Karol Jarek, Noro Knap.