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09.11.2008 |

 Aa a rain drop into the mouth of silence: Irena Tomažin

22 and 23 November 2010 at 20:00, Duša Počkaj Hall, Cankarjev dom


'' as a rain drop into the mouth of silence''

silence of unspoken muted of me without me
not voice not no-voice doesn’t wake from the drama of the silent one
no less alone he is with the echo  no less loud   no less silent
only silence gets the shape
dramas without a voice   _ ama_ without echoes  __as  without shapes
shapeless crushing of the voice
splinters stay, they don’t even bother to scratch
you don’t smooth the scratch with scratching
you only scoop it there    down   deep   somewhere   where the surface is multiplying
you’re emptying yourself
you don’t blur what stays blurred                  -                            the stain of voice
the glade of silence is sharpening over the edges pokes stings
the echoes of unheard non granted
you find screaming there, where it would be silenced

If you remain quiet, others speak for you and words always stay foreign to your world, to which you didn’t reveal the game of letters. Your world does not exist, because you didn’t break the silence. But it can not be like this, that your language would betray you. With questions you feed it. The word will be like a drop of sea into your mouth of silence. The rain will pour, lifting the surface of everything that you muted, it will flood the edges of your body and you are going to swim through. Speaking…
  If you talk, you speak for others and your words spread your familiar world, which is revealing through the game of letters. The world is yours as much as you put it in words. But the game goes, so that your own language will betray you. You feed it with words and it shuts you off with answers. Silence will be like an oasis of the desert in the flood of your words. It will dry your palaver, it will sink into the smallest pores of your body and you will dive into it. Silent…


Author and concept: Irena Tomažin
Creators and performers: Primož Bezjak, Irena Tomažin
Dramaturgy: Anja Golob
Sound composition: Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
Voice design: Irena Tomažin, Primož Bezjak, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
Light design: Jaka Šimec
Stage design: Ema Kugler
Costume design: Barbara Stupica
Photography: Nejc Saje
Graphic design: Minea Sončan Mihajlovič
Production:Maska Ljubljana
Executive producer:Tina Dobnik
Co-production: Cankarjev dom, Pleasni Teater Ljubljana

For help and collaboration we thank: the team of Cankarjev dom, especially Alja Predan, collective of Maska, SNG Drama Ljubljana, Katja Legin, Pavel Zupan, Igor Remeta, Pionirski dom Ljubljana, Collegium Graphicum printing house, Zavod En- Knap, and all that in any way contributed to the creation of this performance.

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