Something about the life of everybody. Every something is an echo of nothing. And here you are. Nothing has nothing to do with you. The more you leave, the more you are. Whither away is no mirror. It is no depository. In a project of fragmented present, Koala Voice use an abundance of new hit-like
Something about the life of everybody. Every something is an echo of nothing. And here you are. Nothing has nothing to do with you. The more you leave, the more you are.
Whither away is no mirror. It is no depository. In a project of fragmented present, Koala Voice use an abundance of new hit-like riffs to pierce mischievously the mute European megalopolis of Brandenburg. The way they do it, you will be humming their choruses to yourself before the performance even ends:
Where should we go, where should we go if we could run away
Why run away when we have a plan so cool
Two plastic guns, one pink Cadillac
Go to the border, wait until it settles
The stir caused by this Bonnie-Clyde commotion.
Like notes without a central message babbling away, the performance unfolds on the screen and beyond. Made-up, stolen and readymade lyrics, a concert and film images unveiling how communication and misunderstanding, humour and fiction are inseparable from the value of reality.
Kam pa kam is a poetical attempt at outlining the state of no ownership. Dragons and planes will be caressing you romantically in endless streams from Berlin airports of Tempelhof and Tegel, while The Beatles are already on their way to the zebra crossing at Abbey Road: “Beat me, caressing I can do myself.”
Don’t think more than necessary.
“In the evening, when we fall asleep, we actually all turn into actors, going to perform our role, always on a different stage. And by day? By day, we practice the role while awake. Sometimes we don’t learn the role as we should, and therefore don’t dare perform on stages, so we hide behind other actors who have learned their words and their steps for the route better.
However, you, it is you who comes to the venue not to act, but to see us perform. Let your gaze descend on me when I am trained well, because nobody can be either smart or beautiful throughout the seven days of the week.”
Warning: Effects of strobe light are used intensely throughout the implementation of the project, which is why we strongly advise persons with photosensitive epilepsy against seeing the performance.
Script and direction: Vlado G. Repnik
Music: Koala Voice
Performers: Tilen Prašnikar, Miha Prašnikar, Manca Trampuš, Domen Don Holc
Appearances in the film: Maja Delak, Bojana Kunst, Anthony Paul, John Cage and others
Supervision: Simon Kardum
Co-composing: Martina Ruhsam
Intimate mobile communications: Igor Štromajer
Camera and editing: Vlado G. Repnik, Domen Don Holc
Graphic animations: Luka Dekleva, Nina Goropečnik, Lea Rojec
Lighting design: David Cvelbar
Set design: Matevž Ftičar
Sound design: Jure Vlahovič
Video engineer: Matej Marinček
Photographs: Nada Žgank
Production: Kino Šiška in GVRbabaLAN
Special thanks to Piera.
Project co-financed by Slovenian Ministry of Culture and City of Ljubljana.