I AM THE PROBLEM
There's nothing in this world which could not possibly make one feel guilty: procrastination on social networks, watching Netflix shows, eating meat, hanging up on parents, buying Huawei smartphone, expelling sudeten Germans and even feeling (or not) the guilt itself.
Originall performance "I am the problem" emerged from previous inquiries into manifestations of guilt on social networks, stemming from the clash between what we want to be and what we are. Theatre artists Irina Adreeva, Wayne Jordan and Tinka Avramova invite spectators for a 60 minute performance, to take a selfie of the shared emotion of guilt and, finally, to make an attempt to become a part of the solution rather than staying the part of the problem.
Concept, direction, scenography: Jan Mocek
Acting: Irina Andreeva, Wayne Jordan, Tinka Avramova Cooperating artists: Sodja lotker, Táňa Švehlová
Sound and light: Václav Hruška Production: Táňa Švehlová
Photography: Adéla Vosičková
Premiere: 5th October 2020, Alfred ve dvoře
Projects of Jan Mocek occupy place on the border between theatre and visual arts. In his performances Mocek combines elements of popculture, politics and documentary, dealing with contemporary issues. His latest shows Zářící město (2015), Shadow Meadow (2017), Fatherland (2018), Virtual Ritual (2019) were introduced at foreign festivals, including Fast Forward Dresden, Submerge Digital Arts Festival, 4+4 Days in Motion, Use the City Košice and others. His works are introduced in cooperation with Táňa Švehlová as part of their own SixHouses production platform. Mocek is a member of In-Situ network.
Performance is supported by City of Prague, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Státní fond kultury fund and Život umělce foundation.