Posts Tagged ‘theater’
A special edition of Mladina with interviews was issued and I’ve done quite a few portraits. My best one is without a doubt, a portrait of Boris Cavazza, the legend of Slovenian theater. Recently his biography was published and his life’s story under pen of writer Vesna Milek is extraordinary indeed! It was sould out three times and eventually I’m sure it’ll be translated into English.
This portraits I’ve done with two cameras. Portraits on wet plate collodion on glass plate I’ve done on a Plaubel format 13x18cm and other B/W portraits I’ve done on a Shen Hao G45 format 4×5″. Wet Plate Collodion portrait I’ve done in VIST studio and Darko Sintič was assisting me. THX Dare! The portrait is so dead sharp because I illuminated with flashes. During portraying at Park Zvedza in Ljubljana, a photographer Marko Šinkovec came by and took few behind the shoot images. THX Marko!
Last week an amazing theater performance happened. Theater group Anton Podbevšek Teater and Siddharta rock band made a theater performance ČlovekA z bombami / de-tonacija with author of the concept and director of the show Matjaž Berger. The theater act was devoted to two avantgarde artists from the beginning of 20th century Anton Podbevšek and Srečko Kosovel. Siddharta wrote new music for this occasion and it’s fantastic! I hope they will issue a CD with this material! The event happened as an introductory event to a Rock Otočec festival.
The performance was a blast and I hope my photographs do share some vibes with you. More info about the show you can find on Anton Podbevšek Teater site.
PS: For those who understand Slovenian, HERE is a fantastic post about the show.
I’m proud to present my new photo-movie on theater performance Dom za igralce, directed by Matjaž Farič and produced by Anton Podbevšek Teater. I’ve shot tons of photographs and then I was asked to make a teaser that will include also video. It’s challenging to make a video and I know what weakness and advantages are if you are shooting video with a video camera or if you’re making it with a photo-camera (nikon D3s and D7000). I was checking videos from other theater performances, but I soon decided I’ll make my own narrative. I mixed ambient sound from the performance, clean studio sound recording from the performance, an interview with the theater director Matjaž Farič, video recording from the performance and last but not least, photographs. I am foremost a photographer
How do you like it? Does it work? I know if you don’t speak the proper language it’s hard to get the full impression, but still.
Rate, comment, rock and roll!
Tomorrow the theater Anton Podbevšek Teater is having a premier theater performance OD-LOČITEV V MUKDENU / Bertolt Brecht: Dajevec. Nejevec in Ukrep. This is a theater performance by Bertolt Brecht and few days before his death he was asked which of his works present a theater of the future and he without hesitation answered Die Maßnahme. Theater director Matjaž Berger was intrigued by this statement and made this performance. The central theme of all three parts is dealing with a sacrifice of an individual in relation to a collective. The most touching moment is a statement of Peter Čeferin, the famous lawyer that defended Albanian miner workers from Stari trg in year 1989. This was the most notorious trial in former Yugoslavia, a huge violation of human rights and obvious political trial. Theater director Matjaž Berger draw a correlation of Bertolt’s abstract idea into real life event that happened in our former country in relative recent times.
I’ve made this photo-movie with photographs, an interview with the theater director, sound from the show and a theme song. It is a sort of teaser before the premier of the show and I think this kind of Photo-movies are having a great potential in the future. I hope you’ll enjoy it even if you don’t speak my language.
DRAGAN ŽIVADINOV, attractor, candidate cosmonaut. DUNJA ZUPANČIČ, visual artist. MIHA TURŠIČ, designer of zero gravity dwellings. Delak is a production house exploring postgravity art and outlining space culturalisation. It produces different sorts of contemporary art practice in the field of postgravity art: informances, exhibitions, musical and theatrical productions. 20th of April they have an informance POSTGRAVITY ART at Kino Šiška, Ljubljana.
I made this group portrait at Krvavec mountain at night with a torch. What I had in mind is a feeling of space. Few days before the shoot I drove to Krvavec to check it out how and where will I shoot and I saw this grass field bent like a crater. I wanted to create a portrait that will communicate a space, energy, team, peacefulness of the night… so this is it. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Don’t forget to rate, comment and share.
PPS: Sorry I haven’t blog lately. I’m lacking time for everything. Plus I lost 8GB of pictures from a job and that was the biggest fiasco that I still didn’t overcome. Now I’m shooting on both CF cards at the same time, so I have a backup + using an imagetank to back up additional. I decided that was the last time I’ve lost images like that.
Today is a premiere of a theater show Paradigma Italo Calvino – smer: Nevidna mesta by an avantgarde theater Anton Podbevšek Teater. The building of the theater is under renovation so they made this show in a storage hall of pharmaceutical company Krka d.d. Here is a glimpse of their art. It’s very inspiring to witness a work of creation by such a dedicated team of artists orchestrated by Matjaž Berger. More info on their SITE.
Krka d.d., Skladišče končnih izdelkov Gotna vas, Novo mesto, Slovenia
Premiere: 27 December 2010 at 20:00
Also: 28, 29, 30 December 2010 at 20:00
Danes je premiera gledališke predstave Paradigma Italo Calvino – smer: Nevidna mesta, gledališča Anton Podbevšek Teater. Ker prenavljajo stavbo Anton Podbevšek Teatra, so tokratno predstavo priredili v skladišču farmacevtske tovarne Krka d.d. Tu je utrinek iz njihovih vaj. Zelo navdihujoče je bili priča delu tako predanega tima umetnikov, pod taktirko režiserja Matjaža Bergerja. Več informacij na njihovi strani.
Nina Fajdiga and Jasmina Križaj are authors of theater performance …in kliči me Antonia (…AND CALL ME ANTONIA). The theater performance is questioning the figure of women’s body in today’s pop culture, that is robbed of it’s personality and emotions and represented merely as an object of lust. This portrait is commissioned by Mladina weekly.
PS: I knew I want to do something along their concept, but didn’t had a clue how will I do it. We’ve met on the pump station (public space) and then I saw this sign and thought it would be funny. Sometimes people being portrayed wants to be recognizable (DAAAA!) but they really loved the idea and in 15 min we had a picture!
Janez Pipan, a theater director that directed a theater performance Persona, drama of Ingmar Bergman (famous film director).
This is my today’s portrait in my epic project of creative portraiture for Striptiz rubric of Mladina weekly. For this portrait I took a different approach, highly influenced by Erica Iris Simmons @Behance.net.
A theater performance “Livingstonov zadnji poljub” is based on a book “Jonathan Livingston Seagull“, directed by Nana Milčinski. I was so impressed that words can’t describe and unfortunately also this pictures can’t. I came to a theater just after a training completely exhausted. In this trainings I push myself as far as I can go and although rarely people understand what’s this all about, it’s actually an exploration of physical and psychological boundaries of a being. And this was exactly what Richard Bach was describing in his book and when I saw the interpretation of the theater director Nana Milčinski it moved me deeply, profoundly.
Janja Majzelj, an actress was portrayed for Mladina weekly – Striptiz rubric. The assignment was in the contest of her theater performance “Chrysanthemum on Grand Piano” in Mladinsko gledališče. My first association was fantastic portrait of Stravinsky behind grand piano by Arnold Newman. I had a few scenarios that didn’t work out. First of all there is a grand piano in Mladinsko gledališče, but it was in a storage, unaccessible. We had to use a small piano. I was trying to get a chrysanthemum, but I couldn’t get a fresh flower and I wasn’t impressed by artificial chrysanthemum. On the end I decided to build a picture around a reflection on small piano.
I used a two studio flashes. One behind a piano, facing a wall and second one with a honeycomb grid, that focus the light.