International and local independent theatre artists take the audience on a journey and guide them from location to location, giving them a new perspective of the city.
Unreal Cities is a contemporary performative event in the form of an art city tour. International and local independent theatre artists take the audience on a journey and guide them from location to location, giving them a new perspective of the city and revealing its complexity through space and time.
It is the final result of the artistic research that KRILA has been conducting since 2016 as a part of the Reflective Bodiesand Make a Move projects. These locations are places that have lost their function and are now either unused or in transition.
The project artists are transnational independent theatre and performance artists who have been mapping “the unreal city” in Rijeka since 2016. Through co-creation processes, they have been translating their experiences of living in European cities into a mobile/dynamic artistic whole. Through it, the common characteristics of a modern urban world transform through different cultural and artistic approaches, drawing inspiration from Rijeka locations and covering the history of these locations, their present and projection of the future.
The focus of the project is to conquer the public space and establish a dialogue with the city and its inhabitants, through exploring the nature of neglected and unused public spaces or spaces in transition, as well as to reflect on and establish a dialogue between what the space used to be, what it is and what it could become, constantly wondering about the limits of the artist’s interference and what it is that a space needs at a certain point. The methodology of constant questioning and listening also translates into the collaboration with the local artists, collaborators, the community and finally into the interaction with the audience.
Independent theatre artists and authors: Fernanda Branco (BR/NO), Monica Giacomin (IT/UK), Ivana Peranić (HR) and others.