DB Indoš (HR) Vareška 19 (sprung performance of Address)

performance, 2013

The performance Vareška 19 deals with the future functioning of addressed molecules of their “third tenant” at the age when they increasingly aspire to become imperceptible, vigorously diminishing themselves, wishing to become “tenant-zero”. If all existences are molecular, the tenant is necessarily material in the manner of the closest possible neighbourhood of addressed molecules of the first and second “tenant-constructor” at the given address at which he has observed their movements and reflections. Vareška 19 produces its desire machine for speeding up aging, not imitating already used up machines, practising the visions of its movements, working with the memories of quality particles that in old age revelled in the moment of grace between life and death, when all the parts of the desiring machine had already agreed to send into the future a thread that had passed through the seasons. Vareška 19 performs the old age its molecules constructing its tools for aging and hallucination, virtually stretches the thread further, much further than would ever be possible in the future, currently vibrates with spiral lines of springs that emit lines of communication over its body recording the movements. This is the sense in which the performance of DB INDOS-OLDER is a process of the desiring machine, the production of that privileged situation when it is still possible to return from the future to the present. It is just about an artistic event, a controlled compulsion of molecules to age, desire to force out those molecules that constitute the youth of just this time of age. The objects that were current in the establishment of functioning in the evolution of everyday life today take on increasingly their virtual aura. The house and its rooms, the installations, the communications, pass through processes of neglected, of very rare usefulness, recollection of the last image dominates all other possible images. Vareška 19 performs itself, observes the situations in which it has taken part, puts together fragments of action in the time from 6 to 10, and from 17 to 20, daily produces the practice of the intertwining of two bodies, answers questions that substitute its personality for other personalities, sets up the right relations in the time of day or night, reconstructs cuts and loops in speech, turns on and off the lights, adjusts the frequencies of the same radio stations on several transistor radios.

collaboration: Tanja Vrvilo

DB Indoš (HR)

Damir Bartol Indoš (Zagreb, 1957), performer and theatre artist, he creates experimental music instruments, sound sculptures called Schachtophones and graphic partitures. He took a degree in comparative literature and philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. During his university days he took part in the work of the neo-avant-garde student theatre group Kugla Glumište and as initiator of the Kugla Group during the 1980s did a number of performances (Gigan Affair, Unmuffled Vibrations, Sixth Allelomorph and so on). As DB Indoš House of Extreme Music Theater, from the 1990s, he created a series of projects and world tours with a variety of foreign and domestic artists and musicians. Since 2005, in coproduction with the SC Culture of Change, the &TD Theatre and in creative collaboration with Tanja Vrvilo he has produced performances with actors, performance artists, musicians and dancers (Chinese Roulette, The Enchantment, Green Green, Book of the Dead (joint direction with Zlatko Burić), Anti-Oedipus and others. He has taken part in various international festivals at home and abroad such as Fringe Festival (Edinburgh), Klangarten Festival (Linz), Franklin Furnace (New York), Roskilde festival, Translacije (Piotrkow), Eurokaz (Zagreb), Extravagant Bodies: Extravagant Minds festival (Zagreb), CAMP – International Festival of Visual Music (Zagreb), etc. He is a permanent collaborator of the &TD Theatre, a member of the Croatian Freelance Artists' Association and the Association of Fine Art Artists ULUPUH. He won the City of Zagreb Medal for promotion of alternative culture in 2009, and was winner of the first prize in the T-HT@MSU competition in 2012 for the sound sculpture Schachtophone. Together with Tanja Vrvilo he won the group award of the Croatian selection at the Prague Quadrennial in 2015.