Forecasting @ Festival d' Automne

time: 26.09.2012. - 29.09.2012.
place: Paris, France
organiser: Croatie, la voici
Performance Forecasting by Barbara Matijević and Giuseppe Chico will be the first perfromative event within the series of cultural events tiled  'Croatie, la voici' at the Festival d' Automne in Paris between 26 and 29 September.

This year the festival hosts Jerome Bel, Xavier le Roy, Heiner Muller, Claude Regy, Forced Entertainment, Christoph Marthaler, Rene Pollesch…

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Forecasting is the last part of a trilogy in which Barbara Matijević and Giuseppe Chico explore the mechanisms of historical narratives focusing on a particular historical period. It takes as its starting point that indefinite time period after the present - the future. And acknowledges that one of the most prominent features of the consumerist society, the media society, the « Society of the Spectacle », the late capitalism – whatever might be its name at the moment – is its loss of the sense of History. The past is never safe from conquerors, - however, the same holds true for the future.

In its concrete and captivating, playful and poetic thinking, Forecasting imagines the lost of the future, neutralized by technological process and the elimination of historicity. A computer and videos posted on YouTube are in the heart of the performance and become fantastical prolongations of performers’ bodies. From their exploration of the Net, the two artists observe that the exponential increase in simultaneous histories induces a completely different relationship to narration and the body: paraphrasing J.C. Bailly, « we cannot really take hold of the future unless we practice it, just as one practices a language ».

Authors / Performers: Giuseppe Chico and Barbara Matijevic
Dramaturgical Assistance: Sasa Božić

(Source: Barbara Matijević)

(D.H., 21.09.2012)