A pair of drowsy Asians, a singer high on cocaine singing pop hits from all the European nations, and members of the security team who kept on increasing in number, creeping into the space.
Festival goers were set upon by actions by Farm in the Cave company members (and more than a dozen non-professional performers) in the former casino. Audience members themselves changed from observers into the observed, from onlookers into actual actors.
The intervention in the casino is part of the non-theater based line of the company’s work, on the border of performance and visual installation, where the installation and the action and the event in which one finds oneself are one and the same. The action makes a metaphor out of the location of the casino, and corresponds to the dismal socio-political situation.
The company plans to create similar projects for galleries and festivals.
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„The security guards were everywhere. If you were watching what they were doing to the people standing in front you, then you wouldn’t notice that there was another one standing right next to you. The audience were suddenly drawn into the action all the more because for a while they became the victims of the guards’ cold-blooded attentions … Their intervention was dynamic, full of adrenaline, but also full of funny situations. … Funny, well thought out, compelling, bringing us new experiences… Farm in the Cave knows how to do it!“ D. Zilvarová, P. Dotlačilová, Dance News
Performed by: H. Varadzinová, Jun Wan Kim, Nguyen Ti, Anatolij Hunanyan, David Hunanyan, Tom Rychtera, Radek Nečásek, Ondřej Tylšar, Michal Benda, Ondřej Novotný,
Honza Wardach, Marek Kaňka, Vojtěch Sláma, Lukáš Kossek, Pavol Mayer Čajka, Jakub Krejča