"It is a highly introspective work, without being boringly self-reflective at the same time. It could also work well as a live installation in a gallery, because it’s temporality is circular rather than linear. It can be revisited and engaged with at any point, and it is also highly atmospheric, reminiscent of the bittersweet feeling of early ‘90s grunge indie films. It doesn’t require a focused but a more dispersed attention, that one can afford in a gallery, as there is always the possibility of returning to it. Ephemerals encourage some sort of simple being in the space of the audience, even turning attention to one’s own thought processes and bodily functions, as it requires tender concentration. Introspection that Zanki engages with occurs via images of open spaces, mountains, clouds, and city lights as in romantic travel writing, where it seems that the environment perceived is a statement on subjective processes of the one observing, rather than something that has an objective existence. The exceptional music by Adam Semijalac, and carefully considered and elaborate light design make this work a pleasure to the senses." (Una Bauer: " Tender concentration and noisy resistance", BCCContemporary.net)
Choreography, text & movie: Petra Zanki / music: Adam Semijalac / light concept: Petra Zanki / light design: Hanne Dick, Marino Frankola, Duško Richtermoc / technical support: Marino Frankola/ costume design: Juliette Bogers / video editing: Nives Sertić / graphic design: Damir Gamulin / photography: Damir Žižić / translations: Marina Miladinov / administration: Višnja Neufeld Fosin /production and organization: Banana Gerila, 2013. co-production: HIPP-TSP, PERFORACIJE festival / residencies and research support: Zagreb Dance Center, Monty-Antwerpen, SPAZIO-ICK Amsterdam, pa-f St.Erme / Financial support: Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia, City Council Zagreb. Special thanks to: Ivana, Lucas, Hanne, Riki, ZDC, Monty & Domino teams.