Matija Ferlin in Brussels

time: 08.05.2013. - 11.05.2013.
place: Brussels, Belgium
organiser: Kunstenfestivaldesarts
Performer and choreographer Matija Ferlin is partaking in the program of Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Kaaistudio’s, Brussels. Ferlin’s is scheduled with Sad Sam Lucky from 8 to 11 May.

The poetry and life of Slovene poet Srečko Kosovel are the starting points of a research process in which choreographer and performer Matija Ferlin embarks on his new project SAD SAM LUCKY, a work in a series of works SAD SAM which began in 2004.

Kosovel’s melancholic and confessionary peotry created in the interspaces of the sparce atmosphere of the Slovene heights and the egsistential crisis resulting from the first World War, in broad sweeps passing through impressionism, expressionism and constructivism, physically attacks the language in an effort to seek its ideal form, the one which is larger than poetry itself. It is the physical attacks on the language, this radical choreography of the language, which forms a very tangible score which Ferlin uses in his research.

Matija Ferlin creates a continuous choreographic entity of exceptionally underscored physicality. By insisting on the extremes which are generated by marginalized elements such as the beginning or the end, joy and sadness, life and death, temporarity and eternity, activity and inactivity, Ferlin enters a radical, physical, turbulent and emotional dialogue with a unique author of the European Avangarde, recognizing his life and work as a paradigm shift in any sort of artistic life and work.

(D.H., 19.04.2013)