30.6. – 1.7.18

The Saddest Piece. Ever. (in its Saddest Version. Ever.)

Performance

Foto: Elli KuruŇü

Jahresthema 2018 Emotional States

Künstler:innen  Kik Melone (Marko Gutińá MiŇĺimakov, Silvia Marchig, Josip MarŇ°ińá)

Zeit  19.00 – 21.00

Kuratiert durch  Lena Br√ľggemann

Die Solo-Performances von Kik Melone (Marko Gutińá MiŇĺimakov, Silvia Marchig, Josip MarŇ°ińá) ver¬≠schmel¬≠zen Klang, K√∂rper, Bilder, Gedichte und heid¬≠ni¬≠sche Rituale. Durch die Erforschung der Traurigkeit als eine radi¬≠kal inti¬≠me Emotion, stellt ‚ÄěThe Saddest Piece. Ever.(in its Saddest Version. Ever.)‚ÄĚ auto-refle¬≠xi¬≠ve Fragen √ľber Kollektivit√§t und gemein¬≠sa¬≠mes Schaffen. Paradoxerweise als Solo-Formate ange¬≠legt, k√§mp¬≠fen ihre Erschaffer_innen allei¬≠ne in der ver¬≠zwei¬≠fel¬≠ten Suche nach Antworten auch Fragen die gr√∂¬≠√üer sind als das Leben, wie das √ľber¬≠w√§l¬≠ti¬≠gen¬≠de Gef√ľhl der Tr√§godie unse¬≠rer Zeit und der Aufl√∂sung und Zerst√∂rung der Welt wie wir sie ken¬≠nen. ‚ÄěThe Saddest Piece. Ever.‚ÄĚ erscheint durch
eine Vielzahl von tra¬≠gi¬≠schen, thea¬≠tra¬≠li¬≠schen wie auch per¬≠for¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠ven Intensit√§ten, die viel¬≠leicht bes¬≠ser beschrie¬≠ben wer¬≠den in den Worten von Alain Badiou, der die Grundfrage nach dem wah¬≠ren Gl√ľck aus dem kapi¬≠ta¬≠lis¬≠ti¬≠schen Imperativ des Konsums frei¬≠legt: ‚ÄúHappiness can be defi¬≠ned (the¬≠re) as the affir¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠ve expe¬≠ri¬≠ence of an inter¬≠rup¬≠ti¬≠on of finitude.‚ÄĚ

By exploring sadness as a radically intimate emotion, in its method The Saddest Piece. Ever. opens up auto-reflexive questions concerning creation and collective authorship. By paradoxically manifesting itself in solo formats, its creators drown in a search for desperate answers to resolve questions bigger than life, such as the overwhelming feeling of tragedy of our times or the disintegration of the world as we know it.
The abyss of this risky quest, ironically self-proclaimed as The Saddest Piece. Ever, appears through a variety of tragic and theatrical albeit performative intensities which could perhaps be better described in the words of Alain Badiou: "Happiness can be defined (there) as the affirmative experience of an interruption of finitude."

Kik Melone (2008) is an artistic project from Zagreb, Croatia. It functions as a collaborative performative group that works on the intersection of dance, theatre, performance, film and experimental music. Kik Melone base their practice on experimentation, often playing with genre elements so as to question various aspects of performativity and theatricality. The starting point of all their work is physical performance open to the influences of real time as it occurs. Sharing authorship and performing are the cornerstones of their artistic practice.

Jahresthema 2018 Emotional States

Gefördert durch

Croatian Ministry of Culture