BADco.: The Labour of Panic
"The Labour of Panic" is a happening set in the open space of Grobničko polje (Grobnik Valley). In this infrastructural space of large proportions, speeds, and charges, we find no point of entry because, even though one can vividly survey this place of contact between a natural environment and technological systems – power lines, an airport, a car racetrack, a motorway – it is an inversion of the humanly proportioned space in which we normally live, drive, and walk. Its identity is a not-there. Just like the identity of the everyday is this infrastructure of power lines, intersections, and networks that support it.

"The Labour of Panic" is the final part of the trilogy that began with the performance titled "Iskop" (The Foundation Pit), staged in 2018 at the house of the architect Vjenceslav Richter and continued with "rePublika u orkestru" (rePublic in the Orchestra Pit), premièred in October 2019 at Ivan pl. Zajc Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka. The trilogy thematises the relations between work, utopia, and confrontation with impossibilities amid the threat of climate catastrophe.

The program is part of DOPOLAVORO flagship of the RIJEKA 2020 – EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE project

Photos by: Tanja Kanazir


Performance: Nataša Antulov, Ana Marija Brđanović, Ema Crnić, Ana Kreitmeyer, Marta Krešić, Nikolina Pristaš, Kalliopi Siganou, Aleksandra Stojaković Olenjuk, Evita Tsakalaki
Orchestra: Puhački orkestar KUD-a “Sloga” Ravna Gora

Direction: Goran Sergej Pristaš
Choreography: Nikolina Pristaš in collaboration with Ana Kreitmeyer, Marta Krešić, Evita Tsakalaki, Kalliopi Siganou and Ema Crnić
Dramaturgy: Goran Ferčec, Tomislav Medak, Nataša Antulov
Text: Goran Ferčec
Music: Gordan Tudor
Costumes: Silvio Vujičić, The motives on the men’s clothes are deconstructed imprints derived from “Slobodni crtež” (A Free Drawing), a 1980 artwork by Vjenceslav Richter
Light design: Goran Petercol
Graphic design and illustration: Siniša Ilić
Collaborator in spatial analysis: Leo Modrčin
Translation: Žarko Cvejić
Production: Lovro Japundžić

Drone piloting and aerial filming: Goran Skelac i Vatroslav Španiček
Photography: Tanja Kanazir
Dog: Lava
Audio recording and editing: Saša Predovan
Technical set-up: Bruno Butorac
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