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Brotherhood and unity

Brotherhood and unity

Salihbegovic, Fahrudin Nuno (2008) Brotherhood and unity. [Performance]

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Abstract

The performance Сокоћало Project consists of a number of theatrical episodes loosely connected to the main theme. In the first story, Pythia tries to wake up the prophet to ask him not to tell the future but the past. What has really happened? In a country manipulated by media to such a degree, both the past and the future look equally mysterious.

In the second story, the audience is presented with the film, a fake documentary about Saint Retrograd, an imaginary city where all wars start and end. In one of the city's secret locations, the most important scientists have gathered to create the ultimate media weapon, Сокоћало, which will change the future, but also the past, of humankind.

The third scene Is a techno remake of a famous nineteen-century revolutionary song, popular among the Yugoslavian unionists, a song that romanticises their centuries-long struggle to free the South-Slavic nations from the Turks and Austro-Habsburgs and create a common state where all its different ethnic groups will live in peace. Seen in the perspective of the broken Yugoslavia and its recent wars, the song sounds absurd, unreal, cynical, and depressing.

The song is followed by the episode in which revolutionary partisan heroes turn into nationalists and cold-blooded war criminals, killing each other on the monuments from the Second World War.

Amsterdam Cyber Theatre / Open Arc Theatre / Academica:
Fahrudin Salihbegovic, Tatjana Ljujic, Matthias Ooostrik, Vahidin Prelic, Ivana Pavicevic, Vladimir Bojovic, Mensur Salkanovic, Boris Butorac, Boris Todorovic, Milojko Knezevic, Aleksandar Djeric...

Item Type: Performance
Uncontrolled Keywords: performance
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9307

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