"I’ve never done this before" is a theater performance that delves into the amateur culture represented on YouTube videos. After pioneering missions in space travel in the 20th century, the beginning of the 21st century seems to focus on the Home as its preferred territory of exploration. Thanks to largely available sophisticated technology, almost any individual can turn their living room into a generator of narratives and usher the spectators into “The Theatre of the Imaginary” where the only price to pay is to stay connected.
"I've never done this before" sketches a poetics of homemade representations by offering a subjective repertoire inspired by the objects and worlds created by anonymous individuals of the digital age.
If until recently television and film represented "the great collective mirror", something at the intersection of public, private and imaginary seems to be on the verge of change.
concept Giuseppe Chico et Barbara Matijević
performed by Barbara Matijević
technical supervision, programming Ivan Marušić Klif
technical assistance, programming Igor Brkić et Igor Petrović
collaboration animatronic Matthieu Schönholzer
designer Giuseppe Chico
light Florian Leduc
sound Viktor Krasnić
thanks to Martina Franić- Deborah Hustić – Frano Šoša – Makerspace Radiona (Zagreb)
executive production 1er Stratageme/Omnibus
production manager Colin Pitrat/Les independences - Stefica Bartolin / Omnibus
production Fondation Hermès as part of its program New Settings
co-production Kaaitheater (Brussels) – Menagerie de verre (Paris)
residency Parc de la Villette, in the context of artist residences (Paris) – National Museum of Contemporary Arts of Croatia (Zagreb)
support DRAC Ile-de-France and DICREAM