Lea Kukovičič / artist talk


31. March 2022 /Gledališče Glej /

v okviru TRIGGER 2022 / gostuje Bunker

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About the Production

Theatre is useless, it does not produce a neoliberal wish to spend. In this artist talk, artist Lea Kukovičič extensively analyses the project FORSALE, a conceptual artwork that goes beyond theatre and plays with the economy.
FORSALE is a performance auction house established in 2021 as the first auction house in the world auctioning theatre performances. The historical first auction was held in Slovenia at the contemporary performing arts festival Mladi Levi auctioning the performance Ich kann nicht anders by Slovenian collective Beton Ltd. The average sales share at the auction was over 65%, which is higher than the average auction sales shares made by the world-renowned auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s. FORSALE is an auction house, yet an intriguing conceptual artwork with provocative content created by artist and theatre maker Lea Kukovičič, who (together with an extensive team of collaborators) stepped right into the void of the most trusted, popular and hyped fiction: money (and law).

Artist talk FORSALE reveals the layers of mechanisms beyond money (and law) and maps the matrix of theatre where one needs to step into the heart of darkness with other people. Because FORSALE is not about caring or about theatre. FORSALE messes with the economy.


Created by: Lea Kukovičič, Sodja Zupanc Lotker, Cristina Maldonado, Alma R. Selimović
Performed by: Lea Kukovičič
Lighting design and technical director: Andrej Petrovčič
Public relations: Tamara Bračič Vidmar
Production: Bunker 
Support: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana

More about TRIGGER platform

TRIGGER is a platform for contemporary performing arts. Glej Theatre is developing it with Centre for Creativity, Bunker, City of Women, Moment, Pekinpah, Mladinsko Theatre and Maska (The New Post Office programme). The main purpose of the platform is to strengthen competences of independent producers and artists, especially in the field of internationalisation and international connections. The platform combines a showcase of performances with potential for the international market, series of discussions, lectures and workshops with curators from international festivals, agents, and specialists for distribution and international cooperation. The purpose of the platform is therefore to gain specialised knowledge of developing strategies and methodology to distribute, network and internationalise contemporary performing arts.

Participating producers: 

Co-producer: Centre for Creativity 

Strategic development: Glej Theatre, Bunker, City of Women, Moment, Pekinpah, Mladinsko Theatre and Maska (The New Post Office programme)

TRIGGER 2022 project partners: Delak, Emanat, Sploh

TRIGGER 2022 is a part of a partnership network Platform Center for Creativity. Platform Center for Creativity is co-financed by European Union from European Regional Development Fund and by Republic of Slovenia.

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TRIGGER 2022 platform is also co-financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana and Municipality of Maribor. 

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