Since our name change, my colleagues and I were investigating issues such as identity vs identification, multiplicity vs multiplication, the name as an interface between the private and the public, and the personal name as a brand.
We then started to tour with our performative lectures entitled “NAME Readymade”. In the last four years we had more then 35 public presentations at various festivals, museums, galleries and universities around the world.
It is from this experience that the script for the movie “My Name Is Janez Jansa” started to take shape. While modelling it I was taking into consideration feedbacks I’ve got from the audience. So, in a way, this project had an element of crowdsourcing since its early stage.
Today we are presenting “NAME Readymade” again and, this time, on two different continents in the same day!
I’ll be doing it at Uppsala Stadsteater in Sweeden in the frame of the Festival TUPP
whereas Janez will be doing it at the Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island during an event entitled “Performing Under Pressure”: Life, Labor, and Art in the Academy. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?