MASBEDO – VLADIMIR ALEKSIC
Greta Garbo is –in the experience of MASBEDO- the name of a cake. In their imaginary, it becomes an occasion of a life prolongation, an experiment dedicated to the life and work of Damir Todorovic, the Slavic artist, actor and performer departed prematurely last fall. Earlier in the summer, Todorovic prepared a cake for MASBEDO. In order to do it, he followed a secret recipe by his mother and then named it Greta Garbo. The performers’ work is now addressed at prolonging the departed actor’s life and his secret through the preparation of this dessert, which puts at work and on stage a biography. Ingredients are the improvised, shaky use and manipulation of different kinds of materials.
Greta Garbo is also an attempt to define a man/woman character, who treading the boards, aspires to becoming muse and diva, pursuing at the same time an emptiness of human and emotional values.
MASEBEDO was born in 2000, when Nicolò Massazza and Iacopo Bedogni decide to get together in order to articulate a research around video art and video installation. Their anthropological, social and political investigation is based on couple relationships and incommunicability in this epoch, fully dedicated to communication. They operate through a sensorial and deeply aesthetic modality within performance and video art, acting in the environment through sound interactions aimed at spectators’ totalising involvement.
Vladimir Aleksic, actor, has worked with important directors and theater companies, such as Motus, andin several Italian and Serbian TV-series and movies.
concept: MASBEDO and Vladimir Aleksic
video performance: MASBEDO
with Vladimir Aleksic and Caterina Silva
text: di Damir Todorovic
script: Olga Dimitrijevic
scenography for MASBEDO: Mario Torre
Supported by the Serbian Ministry of Culture and Information
and Snaporazverein of Federica Maria Bianchi
July 15, 2015