U.F.O. – Hommage to Katalin Ladik

У.Ф.О. – Омаж за Каталин Ладик

Zavod Sploh


Irena Z. Tomazin, Jule Flierl

Irena Z. Tomazin, Jule Flierl

Irena Z. Tomazin, Jule Flierl

Concept, choreography, performance: Irena Z. Tomazin, Jule Flierl
Light Design: Gretchen Blegen
Sound Design: Nicola Ratti
Costume: Jean-Paul Lespagnard
Historic advisor, dramaturgy: Kata Kasznahorkai
Assistance: Sharоn Nogales Mercado
Production: Alexandra Wellensiek, Zavod Sploh / Spela Trošt
Photo: Leon Dohr Camera
Trailer: Sploh

Coproduced by: Sophiensaele (Berlin), Zavod Sploh (Ljubljana), Charleroi Danse Centre chorеgraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles (Brussels), PACT Zollverein (Essen) 
Supported by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin

Performance at the MOT festival is part of the program of (Non)Aligned Movements, curated by Biljana Tanurovska–Kjulavkovski and produced by Emilija Chockova.

The Hungarian-Serbian poet and performer Katalin Ladik is considered the “Yoko Ono of the Balkans” and a pioneer of noise and performance art in Southeastern Europe: With the “SoundBodyPoetry” of her radical body art performance UFO Party from 1969, she shook the artistic scene at the time and established methods of experimental voice work and physical performance already in the 1970s. In their first collaboration, German sound dancer Jule Flierl and Slovenian choreo-vocalist Irena Z. Tomažin celebrate their shared interest in Ladik’s artistic position: a homage that blurs the boundaries between poetry, acting and experimental voice work, while continuing the two artists’ own research into the physical experience of language and the articulation of different layers of the voice.

Performance of voices, the voice of poetry, the voice of dance, the voice of bodies. The loudness of the body, but also the physicality of the voice.

60 min.