SCREENAGERS Vol.2

SCREENAGERS Vol.2 takes the form of a reflexive DIY musical: in a firsthand, first-person approach to songwriting, the performer presents us with an intimate compendium of songs about obscure emotions that she can feel but cannot find a word for in her everyday life.

Her mission is to capture through songs the aches, demons, vibes, joys and urges that roam the wilderness of her psychological interior – an interior that strangely resembles our online media landscape, materialising on stage in the form of haunting QR codes, prophetic chat-bots and deceptive green screens with which the spectators can interact via their smartphones.

Rooted in the fact that songs have traditionally served as repositories of common experience, as a way to bridge generational gaps, SCREENAGERS Vol.2 proposes a collection of highly idiosyncratic folklore music for the digital age: the world where everything collapses into everything else in a chaotic deluge which is part and parcel with online life, asking what has that done to our psyche and our imagination, that we can take it all in and keep scrolling.

Concept, direction and text : Giuseppe Chico & Barbara Matijević

Performer : Matea Bilosnić

Music : Nenad Kovačić

Technical direction : Viktor Krasnić

Light design : Marino Frankola

Lighting technician : Saša Fistrić

Animation : Martina Livović & Giuseppe Chico

Video : Giuseppe Chico

Concept and development of digital application : Pierre-Erick Lefebvre

Programming : Dubravka Špoljarić

Voice coach : Fabijan Komljenović 

Executive production, distribution, PR : Silvija Stipanov

Administration, production, development and distribution : Bureau de production Retors particulier

Development and management : Margot Quénéhervé

Administration : Nolwenn Mornet

Production and communication : Chloé Béasse

Production : Artistic organisation OMNIBUS  • Premier Stratagème 

Coproduction : Théâtre de Choisy-le-Roi, scène conventionnée art et création pour la diversité linguistique 

Partners : Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb  • Ganz New Culture of Change  • Zagreb Dance Centre • Centar KNAP – Theatre KNAP

With the support of : DRAC Ile-de-France • Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media  • City of Zagreb  • European mobility program i-Portunus Houses 

* The i-Portunus Houses pilot scheme is implemented, on behalf of the European Commission, by a consortium of organisations that have been pioneers of European cultural mobility programmes themselves. Coordinated by the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), the i-Portunus Houses consortium involves MitOst (Berlin) as main mobility implementer and the Kultura Nova Foundation (Zagreb) as lead in evaluation and analysis.