CIRCLE | Immersive theatrical installationinstallation — 3.12.2022 17:00
Abandonment is a tool to make spaces invisible, to turn places into plots that can be sold. Nowhere is this more obvious than in public parks or communal areas, whose very essence comes from the need to experience nature and communities in cities.
Starting from research centered around the Railway Workers’ Park in Cluj-Napoca, Neja Tomšič, together with the artistic collective Nonument Group, created the 𝐂𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐞. This immersive documentary installation tells the story of an urban space on the verge of disappearance, swallowed by today’s vision of the city.
Using various recording and research methods, Neja Tomšič explored its history and current state, mainly the remnants of the past that are layered in the earth – material relics, and are also stored in the imagination and memories of people and other living beings.
👉 The performance takes place in English.
👉 Participation is free of charge, but it requires reservation: https://cccluj.ro/cercul-stronger-peripheries/.
The 𝐂𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐞 was created as part of the Stronger Peripheries: A Southern Coalition project, based on the themes of work and happiness, during the artistic residencies in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and Mondaino, Italy.
Produced by: Bunker, Ljubljana
Co-produced by: Centrul Cultural Clujean, L’Arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art
Supported by: the European Union – Creative Europe Programme: Culture, Stronger Peripheries: A Southern Coalition, Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, City Municipality of Ljubljana, Cukrarna / Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana
𝑆𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑝ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠: 𝐴 𝑆𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑛 𝐶𝑜𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑔𝑒-𝑠𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑗𝑒𝑐𝑡, 𝑔𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 14 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 10 𝐸𝑢𝑟𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑛 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠, 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝑜-𝑓𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐶𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝐸𝑢𝑟𝑜𝑝𝑒 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐸𝑢𝑟𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑛 𝑈𝑛𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑀𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑝𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝐶𝑙𝑢𝑗-𝑁𝑎𝑝𝑜𝑐𝑎.