August 27 at 8 p.m., 2021
Stara mestna elektrarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia and online
Lea Kukovičič graduated in dramaturgy at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT) and holds a master’s degree in directing from The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU). She is a theatre maker, but her work is informed by the policies of contemporary visual art; in her creations, she focuses on the ways art can directly influence society, the economy, and politics. Kukovičič takes the eternal theme of the value of art and its ownership as a starting point. She does not deal with the subject in order to fight for the liberation of theatre from market logic and monetary valuation, but instead pushes the neoliberal logic to the extreme. She conceived and founded FORSALE Performance Auction House.
The first auction of a theatre performance will take place at the festival Mladi levi. The performance Ich kann nicht anders by Beton Ltd. is devided into 9 lots, offering you a unique opportunity to acquire something that had not been possible until now. The auction of the performance Ich kann nicht anders takes place only once, but the Performance Auction House will continue to operate, selling other performances and creating new value, which will benefit both artists and the first investors. In addition to the financial polygon, FORSALE opens up questions of ownership, authorship and, above all, the ephemerality and collectivity of theatre – how to sell the elusive, or will FORSALE be the product which will defeat the system?
So come and buy, because,
“If you want to change the world, you have to own it.
To own it, you have to buy it!”
Bid in-person or online.
Live auction: Friday, August 27 at 8 pm, registration at 7 pm.
Secure your ticket and get more information at www.performanceforsale.com
Idea, concept, artistic director: Lea Kukovičič
Auction directed by: Lea Kukovičič in collaboration with Beton Ltd.
CEO and Creative producer: Alma R. Selimović
Artistic collaborators: Katarina Stegnar, Primož Bezjak, Branko Jordan
Theatre expert: Janez Janša
Art expert and advisor: Tevž Logar
Artistic advisor and dramaturg: Sodja Zupanc Lotker
Auctioneer: Goran Medjugorac
Dramaturg: Cristina Maldonado
Set design: Tina Bonča
Sound design: Jure Vlahovič, Rok Kovač
Economic advisor: Bogomir Kovač
Legal advisor: Dino Bauk
Video creator & live stream: Gregor Gobec, Branka Keser
Visual design: Toni Soprano Meneglejte
Website designer: Maša Planinc
Head of public relations: Tamara Bračič Vidmar
Instagram designer and assistant: Marta Magini
Light design: Andrej Petrovčič
Technical director: Igor Remeta
Tehnical support: Duško Pušica
Organisation: Maja Vižin, Mojca Jug, Klara Drnovšek Solina, Špela Kopitar, Polona Vozel, Ana Lorger, Ajda Koloini
Thanks to: Beton Ltd., Alenka Gregorič, Tanja Radež, Theresa Von Wuthenau, Doroteja Nadrah
The auction is in English.