The visual performance Fatherland combines elements of video installation, documentary and theatre. Director Jan Mocek based it on intimate and multi-layered situations: he meets on the stage with this 34 years older father Jan Mocek. The same name and remarkable physical similarity of both men is an impulse to play with the theme of identity, in which the presence of the father transforms into the future of the son. Besides the personal, documentary level, the performance also contains a political dimension. The subject of masculinity is examined in a male family against the background of the disintegration and re-inventing of our Czech individual and collective identity.
Concept, director: Jan Mocek.
Concept, director: Jan Mocek
Performed by: Jan Mocek, Jan Mocek
Artistic cooperation: Irina Andreeva, Sodja Lotker, Anna Benháková
Lights: David Prokopič, Ondřej Kyncl
Sound: Matouš Hekela
Technical cooperation: Milan Kyproň
Production: SixHouses, Táňa Švehlová
Co-production: 4+4 Days in Motion, Archa Theatre
The project was created with the support of IN SITU, European networks supporting the emergence of works of art in public spaces.
The performance is presented in the Archa Theatre as part of the Archa.lab program of artistic residencies.
With the financial support of the Prague City Hall, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, IN SITU, the State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic and the Artists' Lives Foundation (Nadace život umělce)
International Documentary Theatre Festival – AKCENT 2018
The Cost of Life
25 October – 8 December 2018
Archa Theatre, Prague
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