DREAM EXCHANGES

Hajnal Németh, “Dream Exchanges”, 2022, casting performance in the framework of the festival “We Are All Emotional!” by tranzit.org, Divadlo X10, Prague, 2022
In the picture: Pavel Hrala, Simona Levandovská and Šimon Pliska
Photo by Tereza Havlínková

Performance in the framework of the festival “We Are All Emotional!” curated by tranzit.org and organized by tranzit.cz / Matter of Art at Divadlo X10 in Prague in 2022.

Casting performance, approx. 40 min
Performed by: Anna Datiashvili, Simona Levandovská, Adam Mensdorff, Alžběta Nováková, Šimon Pliska, Jan Staněk and Barbora Váchová
Music by Pavel Hrala

Piece for seven actors, performed as a casting, as a selection for a role. However, the role cannot be defined because the performers do not play a specific person, but rather the innermost world of an unknown person, and the casting has no purpose because in the end no one is selected. Alternatively, the “role” for which the actors are chosen can be defined as the “collective psyche”.

The piece is constructed in the process of the performance, based on prewritten instructions and rules. The final content is determined by the personal world of the performers, by their choices, and by chance. The methodology of the piece is based on the techniques of Fluxus Happenings, but it also partly differs from those as it interprets the relation between art and life in its current reality. 

The score of the piece is as follows: In roughly five-minute rounds, each actor tells another actor’s dream as her/his own, without knowing whose dream she/ he is performing. Memories of dreams that were noted down alone and anonymously before the performance were randomly distributed among the actors by drawing lots. 

The process of performing dreams takes place like a screen test in a casting, except that the short solo performances of the actors are accompanied by live instrumental music 

Read the related interview by Dóra Hegyi.

Hajnal Németh, “Dream Exchanges”, 2022, casting performance in the framework of the festival “We Are All Emotional!” by tranzit.org, Divadlo X10, Prague, 2022
Performed by: Anna Datiashvili, Simona Levandovská, Adam Mensdorff, Alžběta Nováková, Šimon Pliska, Jan Staněk and Barbora Váchová
Photos by Tereza Havlínková

Hajnal Németh, “Dream Exchanges”, 2022
Casting performance, approx. 40 min
Language: Czech, with English translations
Performed by: Anna Datiashvili, Simona Levandovská, Adam Mensdorff, Alžběta Nováková, Šimon Pliska, Jan Staněk and Barbora Váchová
Music by Pavel Hrala
Presented in the framework “We Are All Emotional!”, Festival of Performance Art
Divadlo X10, Prague, 2022

The festival of performance art is curated by tranzit.org and organized by tranzit.cz / Matter of Art in cooperation with Divadlo X10.