performance by Via Negativa
Maszk Szeged, TESZT Timisoara, Desire Subotica, Infant Novi Sad, Via Negativa Ljubljana
Asking someone to kill his own son is a horrible game to verify the faith. Abraham was ready to pay the price, he trusted the will of God, and he was richly rewarded. Today we sacrifice entire national economies, which must pay absurdly high prices in order to regain the trust of imaginary financial markets. It’s the same game. Capitalism is a religion, capital demands trust and obedience. And we hope to be rewarded.
We all trade with trust, we all negotiate for trust, we all manipulate with trust. In this game, there is no innocent victims – we all know what it is about. Trust is a weapon to fight with fear, insecurity and uncertainty of the future. Trust is the fuel of power. And this is where manipulations begin. If there is no trust, there is no trading, no bankers, no politicians, no democracy, no love, no God. Nothing. Trust is not a question of choice. It is a matter of necessity.
Performance is a series of images and situations on manipulations with trust conceived, devised and performed by Borisz Kucsov, Csaba Formanek, Esztella Levko, Etelka Magyari, Kriszta Szorcsik, Mátyás Zsolt Imre, Mészáros Gábor
Concept, direction & set: Bojan Jablanovec