Slow motion
2019
Script Michał BUSZEWICZ, Anna SMOLAR, in collaboration with actors
Dramaturgy Michał BUSZEWICZ, Anna SMOLAR
Visual arts: Anna MET
Composer: Małgorzata PENKAŁŁA
Music live: Lora KMIELIAUSKAITĖ
Director assistants: Eglė ŠVEDKAUSKAITĖ, Laura KUTKAITĖ
Dramaturge assistants: Saulė NORKUTĖ, Laura KUTKAITĖ
Visual arts assistant: Julija LEČAITĖ
Performing
Monika BIČIŪNAITĖ
Gailė BUTVILAITĖ
Martynas NEDZINSKAS
Miglė POLIKEVIČIŪTĖ
Gediminas RIMEIKA
Rytis SALADŽIUS
Production:
Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, Vilnius
Instytut Sztuk Performatywnych (Performing Arts Institute), Warsaw

We invited someone who had hurt others
At work to come work with us
They said they had changed
So we said we would not harm them
At work
Given a second chance
This person will create an exhibition
Which can only be seen in this context
Or not.
If anyone can.

Our performance is born of reflections upon the nature of human relations in our workplaces. The notion of Masters and Great Artists is one of the essential components in the world of creative enterprise. We are interested in deconstructing narratives of human greatness, by examining collective mechanisms related to both real and symbolic power. We are offering the opportunity to gaze into grey zones governed by conflicting
interpretations and ambiguous experiences. We wish to ask how it is possible to return to the collective following a scandal involving
violent conduct. Is a return to the status quo, and continued creative collaboration, possible? On what grounds? What are the consequences for the individual making the return and for those around them? The performance is funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the
Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual program NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2021, under the Cultural Bridges program of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
Theater
PREMIERE
05.12.2019   Nationaltheater Vilnius
R: Anna Smolar