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.