PLACEBO or Is There One Who Would Not Weep
Stage concert in 14 tableaux
»The subject tonight is love and for tomorrow night as well. As a matter of fact, we know no better topic for us to discuss until we die!«
Concept, scene and direction: Karmina Šilec
Performing: Carmina Slovenica, Sabina Cvilak, Bernhard Landauer, Jožica Avbelj, Olga Kacjan, Slovenian Chamber Choir, Marko Hatlak, Karmen Pe?ar, Musica Cubicularis, Kaja Lorenci etc.
Music: G. B. Pergolesi, J. S. Bach, J. Cooper, A. Vivaldi, P. Vasks, G. Bryars, K. Šilec
Text: J.Kristova, J.-P. Siméon, J.-L. Nacy, P. Valery, A. Artaud, G. Briški
Eia mater, fons amoris! – Hail, mother, source of love!
Man surmounts death, the unthinkable, by postulating instead – in the stead and place of thought as well as death – maternal love. That love, of which divine love will be no more than a not always convincing derivative, mother love as the primitive shelter that guarantees the survival. The representation of the maternal is established on the site of that tempered anguish known as love. A meditation inspired by the suffering of Mary, Jesus's mother, during his crucifixion, and by the medieval text The Sorrowful Mother.