The Unnoticed
urban choreography

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‘All of us are merchandise laid out in neat rows for the inspection of our time. We must not die: kindred spirits will be found.’

V. Shklovsky

 

Thursday and Friday, May 8t and 9th 2014, Festival Spajalica and MMSU, Rijeka
Between 13.00 p.m. and 16.00 p.m.: Jadranski trg and surrounding streets , etc., Rijeka Croatia


Festival Crossbreeds, Vienna, Austria
June 5th 2014 - between16:30-18:00 and 20:00-21:30
June 6th 2014 - between 16:30-18:00 and 19:00-20:30
June7th 2014 - between 16:30-18:00 and 19:00-20:30

Gürtelgrünstreifen between U4 Margaretengürtel and Arbeitergasse, 1050/1120 Vienna

Paying attention to things we don't need for our (more or less) immediate survival is not part of our daily public, or even private, life in the city. The Unnoticed have been created and placed in our shared everyday urban space for that very reason: to capture a glance for the overlooked.In the excerpt from the tractate »So what are we supposed to do?« ("Tak cto ze nam delat"), writer Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy offers a very clear insight into something fundamental, present in the work »The Unnoticed«, and in our everyday doings:"I remember walking down the street once in Moscow and seeing a man step outside ahead of me and peer at the stones in the sidewalk; then he selected one stone, crouched over it and began (or so it seemed to me) to scrape or rub with singular strain and effort.
‘What is he doing to that sidewalk?’ I thought. When I got right up to him, I saw what this man was doing. It was a young man from the butcher shop: he was sharpening his knife against a stone in the sidewalk. He was not thinking about the stones at all, though he was scrutinizing them; still less was he thinking about them while performing his task ­ he was sharpening his knife. He had to sharpen his knife in order to cut meat; it had seemed to me that he was performing this task over the stones in the sidewalk. In exactly the same way, man seems to be occupied with commerce, treaties, wars, the arts and sciences when one thing matters to him and one thing is all he does: he tries to clarify the moral laws by which he lives".  


author: Mateja Bučar performers and co-creators : Aja Zupanec, Evin Hadzialjević, Martina Ruhsam ,Ales Zorec, Ivan Mijačevič, Maja Kalafatič, Nina Pertot Weis

producer: Sanja Kuveljič

production: DUM - Društvo Umetnikov / DUM - Association of Artists , co-production: Kino Šiška, Ljubljana
Project is supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia , Cultural Department of the City of Ljubljana

Special tanks to: Nataša Fifolt, Dijaški dom Poljane, Aleša Valič, Lijana Dejak, Zavod Zet


Paying attention to things we don’t need for our (more or less) immediate survival is not part of our daily public, or even private life.
The Unnoticed have been created and placed in our shared everyday urban rhythm and space for that very reason: to capture a glance for the overlooked…