Heartefact Fund presents a new production – “Shklovski: Energy of Delusion”, in cooperation with the Belgrade club Fabrika. The play was premiered on June 3, 2018 at 8pm at the Belgrade club Fabrika (Bulevar Despota Stefana 115, entrance from Poenkarova street).
The narrative is inspired by the motives of the novel “ZOO or the letter of love” by Victor Shklovsky, while the play “Shklovski: energy of delusion”, written by Branislav Stefanovic, monitors the life of the famous Russian-Soviet artist during his short-lived refuge in Berlin in 1923. Disenchanted with unrequited love, Shklovsky eventually renounces his views and returns to the USSR.
“Viktor Šklovski and Alja (Elza Triole – younger sister Ljilja Brk, Vladimir Vladimirovsky’s muses) are the heroes of a love” novel “(which is not a novel) about Russian emigrants (who are not emigrants). Two of them, wearing a whirlwind of war (1914) and the Revolution (1918) arrive in Berlin. Other countries, foreign people, other cultures, two similar people and one question: to stay, go or return to their homeland”, commented the author Branislava Stefanovic about the play.
On Sunday, the place of the former BIM Slavija slaughterhouse has been turned into a multidisciplinary space Factory, in which this site-specific story was acted out by young actresses Sonja Isailović, Kristina Savkov, English actor and director Paul Murray, and female choir Collegium Musicum, which was led by conductor Dragana Jovanović.
The performance was produced by Hartefact Fund, the club Fabrika and choir Collegium Musicum, in cooperation with the ETF Acoustic Laboratory and the FDU Sound Room – Room64.
The project was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.
After the premiere performance on Sunday, June 3 at 8 pm, the first replay is scheduled for Monday, June 4 at 8.30 pm. Event tickets are available at all sales points of the Eventim.