Annie Abrahams, Maja Delak, Irena Pivka: Encounter

encounter - fotoWednesday, April 23 from 5 pm til10 pm
MSUM, Metelkova, 1000 Ljubljana
An intimate performance for a limited number of observers*.
(public preparation no.2 for an exhibition)

Annie (Dutch artist and biologist living in France) and Maja (Slovenian dancer and choreographer), who only saw one another twice and only shortly, will meet and engage in a 5 hour long performance, where they can’t use English to communicate. Irena (artist, architect and scenographer) will be present and record the encounter by any means she thinks appropriate. All three they will produce the material for a collective art piece to be shown in Aksioma in October.

What happens when two people with a desire to meet the other have the chance (and the obligation) to stay together for 5 hours? How will they manage the shared responsibility for a performance? How will they circumvent the fact they can’t speak English to communicate? What will be the influence of the obligation to produce material for a future exhibition piece? Will their different professional backgrounds bring forward a special aesthetic?

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All produced material will be stored. Irena, Annie and Maja will discuss their presentation in the exhibition at Aksioma using email. In Oktober they will install the piece together.

*The five-hour performance can accommodate only a small number of visitors who must sit on one of the seven white chairs arranged in the room. The visitors can freely exchange seats, if one is available, but may not move the chair’s position.


Artist Annie Abrahams resident at JSKD, was selected and invited by Cona Institute, which produces her activities at the residency.

production: CONA,

partners: MG+MSUM, JSKD, French Institute Ljubljana
Cona program is supported by Municipality of Ljubljana, Culture department


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