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Drive in Camillo

13.08.2006 |

By Emil Hrvatin



UDINE, ITALY, 31.07.2002
UDINE, ITALY, 01.08.2002
UDINE, ITALY, 02.08.2002


Camillo is a multidimensional project started in 1998 as a set of parallel manifestations, the central being a theatre performance Camillo – Memo 1.0: Construzione del theatro at Piccolo Theatre in Milan. The performance was folllowed by an exhibition of 3D graphics (London, Manchester, Triest), a web project Theatre of Memory of the future and an action/ instalation The Cabinet of memories (Ljubljana, Maribor, Tiest, Zagreb, budapest, Bologna), Camillo project continues in 2000 with urban spectacle Drive in Camillo.

The Camillo project originates in the ideas of the rediscovered Renaissance genius, philosopher, theoretician of the art of memory, herald of the installation language in modern art and the anticipator of the Internet, Giulio Camillo (1480 – 1544). His basic project, Theatre of Memory, was one of the first experiments in network interactive communication. Theatre of Memory was designed as a place where all the knowledge of the Universum would be available. A constantly updated memory machine with time transgression.


Concept and directed by: Emil Hrvatin
Performed by: Gregor Luštek, Siniša Bukinjac, Goran Bogdanovski, Rosana Hribar, Regina Križaj, Igor Sviderski
Spiderman: Zoran Radetič
Computer animation: Matej Puklavec
Choreography: Ariella Vidach
Costume design: Elena Fajt Velikonja
Music: Borut Kržišnik
Lighting design: Miran Šušteršič
Photos: Igor Delorenzo Omahen
Stage manager: Borut Cajnko
Produced by: Nataša Zavolovšek for Maska Production
Co-production with: Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana
Premiere: 22.06.2000


Emil Hrvatin has studied sociology and theatre directing at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and performance theory at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

He is author and director of several theatre performances. His piece CAMILLO - MEMO 1.0: THE CONSTRUCTION OF THEATRE has been directed by himself at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, Italy (May 1998). DRIVE IN CAMILLO has openned Manifesta 3, European biennale of contemporary arts (2000). He has been nominated for European Theatre Prize “New Realities” in 1999. His latest piece is interactive performance MISS MOBILE, recently performed at La Mama (New York, april 2002) and Centre Pompidou (Paris, September 2002).

Hrvatin’s work includes also visual, multimedia and performance art works. Among latest are THE CABINET OF MEMORIES, a tear donnor session, and the CD-ROM Ferdo Delak, Avantgarde Artist. He curated several interdisciplinary workshops arround Europe.

He has published numerous essays on contemporary theatre and art including the book on Flemish artist and theatre maker Jan Fabre (JAN FABRE - La Discipline du chaos, le chaos de la discipline, Armand Colin, Paris 1994; published in Dutch, Italian and Slovene as well). He is the editor in chief of the performing arts journal MASKA and has edited a reader of contemporary theatre theories (PRESENCE, REPRESENTATION, THEATRICALITY, Maska, Ljubljana 1996), and a reader of contemporary dance theories (THEORIES OF CONTEMORARY DANCE, Maska, Ljubljana, 2001) and several other titles.

Memory, privacy, spectatorship - A monograph on Hrvatin's performances published by Maska. Sprecial editions, Maska, 2003.

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