The Landmarks of Theatre Acting, new permanent exhibition

Lokacija: Turjak Castle
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The making of the exhibition The Landmarks of Theatre Acting arose from the intent to come closer to the elusive artistic expression existing only in the moment of the performance. Since it is not possible to capture and preserve the wholeness of its actualisation, the exhibition’s approach is only one of those possible. The exceptionally broad field of theatre acting in Slovenia is thus addressed from different points of view:

Chronological, as an abridged historical overview of individual chapters and some outstanding acting expressions;

Comparative, where stylistic differences are presented through different stagings of two central characters from plays by Ivan Cankar, a drama author with substantial influence on Slovenian theatre;

Experimental, introducing selected examples of a different approach to acting and theatre creativity;

Pedagogical, gathering the reflections of current professors of the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, University of Ljubljana (UL AGRFT) on the formation of new generations of actors, acting methods and techniques.

Spectators are invited to start the quest of discovering the art of theatre acting by entering a typical theatre space – an auditorium. However, the exhibition also wants to attract attention outside of the hall: with reflections, memories and anecdotes, which, in their own way, contribute to the preservation of theatre acting.

The essential principle of preparing the exhibited contents was the use of photographic, audio and other materials that belong to the collections of the Slovenian Theatre Institute – Theatre Museum. Besides the cooperation of the UL AGRFT and the Slovenian theatre institutions and producers, Tone Stojko provided great help with his rich archive of video recordings.

The contents of recorded exhibition chapters are introduced by actors Sara Dirnbek and Blaž Šef.

The author of the exhibition is Ana Perne, theatre expert and curator in the Slovenian Theatre Institute – Theatre Museum.

The Landmarks of Theatre Acting. Design and preparation for print: Nina Šturm and Dana Kodermac (based on the graphic design of the exhibition by Dolores Gerbec); photography by Tone Stojko (Veno Taufer, Odysseus & Son or World and Home, dir. Vito Taufer, The Mladinsko Theatre, 1990, on the photo Uroš Maček).

The Landmarks of Theatre Acting. Design and preparation for print: Nina Šturm and Dana Kodermac (based on the graphic design of the exhibition by Dolores Gerbec); photography by Tone Stojko (Veno Taufer, Odysseus & Son or World and Home, dir. Vito Taufer, The Mladinsko Theatre, 1990, on the photo Uroš Maček).

TURJAK CASTLE

Address:

Turjak 32, 1311 Turjak.

Opening hours:

from 15 September to 24 April: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 7 pm (guided tours by prior arrangement),

from 25 April to 14 September: from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (guided tours by prior arrangement).

Ticket price for Turjak Castle: 10 EUR.

Opening of the exhibition at Turjak Castle: Thursday, 28 September 2023, at 6 pm (Photo: David Verlič).

EXHIBITION COLOPHON

Exhibition author and curator: Ana Perne

Project collaborators: Simona Ješelnik (UL AGRFT), Primož Jesenko and Tea Rogelj

Exhibition producer: Ksenija Kaučič

Cooperation in the development of the exhibition concept and exhibition design: Sanja Jurca Avci with co-worker Tomaž Budkovič, graphic design: Dolores Gerbec (all TRANS)

Co-authors of acting segments and guides through the exhibition: Sara Dirnbek in and Blaž Šef

Film crew leader and director of photography: Rok Kajzer Nagode

Camera operator: Boj Nuvak

Camera assistants and gaffers: Domen Lušin, Matic Menegalija

Sound recordist and sound designer: Igor Iskra

Film editor: Saša Škulj

Collaborator in the preparation of archival video recordings: Tone Stojko

Collaborators in the preparation of photographic material: Dana Kodermac, Andrej Ovsec, Nina Šturm

Technical realisation of the exhibition: Delo osvobaja d.o.o., Fabrication and installation of the curtains: Ines Martinjak, Fabrication and installation of the display panels: Eksplicit d.o.o., Electrical installation: ELPRA d.o.o.

Multimedia programming: Jasmin Talundžić, Propaganda d.o.o.

Lighting design: Igor Remeta

Proofreading of Slovenian printed texts: Andraž Polončič Ruparčič

English translation: Nataša Jelić, Primož Jesenko

Proofreading of English printed texts: Jana Renée Wilcoxen

Subtitling: Janina Kos

Authors of photographs, sound, film and audio-visual records: Igor Antič, Tine Arko, Atelier Mosinger, Atelier V. Lobenwein, Božo Berk, Viktor Berk, August Berthold, Veličan Bešter, Urška Boljkovac, Anđelo Božac, France Cerar, Patricia A. Cvetković, Barbara Čeferin, Mihael Čepeljnik, Igor Delorenzo Omahen, Leon Dolinšek, Foto atelje Pavšič Zavadlav, Jože Gale, Lado Jakša, Mirko Japelj, Leon Jere, Haidy Kancler, Egon Kaše, Toni Korošec, Alfred Kos, Sava Kosmač, Filip Kumbatovič Kalan, Sonja Lebedinec, Tomaž Lunder, Mario Magajna, Mirko Mahnič, Zvone Mahovič, Marcandrea, Domen Martinčič, Janez Meglič, Dragiša Modrinjak, Giovanni Montenero, Dušan Moravec, Julius Müller, Dušan Nelec, Andrej Ovsec, Marjan Pal, Josip Pogačnik, Boštjan Pucelj, Marjan Ravnikar, Josef Saller & Alfons Knesevič, Vlastja Simončič, A. Smolej, Milan Stante, Branko Starič, Željko Stevanić, Tone Stojko, Simon Stojko Falk, Jendo Štoviček, Damjan Švarc, Janko Traven, Peter Uhan, Uroš Vagaja, David Verlič, Franjo Veselko, Ivan Vinovrški.

Reflections caught in the making of the exhibition by: Barbara Cerar, Nataša Barbara Gračner, Tomaž Gubenšek, Sebastijan Horvat, Tomi Janežič, Branko Jordan, Jernej Lorenci, Boris Ostan, Branko Šturbej, Matjaž Zupančič.

Recorded excerpts from the SLOGI collection include: Ivo Barišič, Danilo Benedičič, Boris Cavazza, Štefka Drolc, Janez Hočevar, Milada Kalezić, Anica Kumer, Nataša Matjašec Rošker, Ivanka Mežan, Vlado Novak, Jette Ostan Vejrup, Saša Pavček, Radko Polič, Jurij Souček, Katarina Stegnar, Marinka Štern, Peter Ternovšek, Iva Zupančič, Milena Zupančič and moderators of discussions Primož Jesenko, Jedrt Jež Furlan, Ana Perne, Štefan Vevar.

Alongside the photographic, sound and audio-visual records, the exhibition includes other materials from the SLOGI collections.

Music: https://glasbenabanka.si in and Sneaky Adventure by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com; music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all; Creative Commons CC BY 3.; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

Leaflet and promotional publications design: Nina Šturm in and Dana Kodermac

Project leader: Slovenski gledališki inštitut Slovenian Theatre Institute, represented by Gašper Troha, in collaboration with the manager of Turjak Castle Delo osvobaja d.o.o., represented by Jože Zalar.

The exhibition was made possible with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

The sponsor is the Municipality of Velike Lašče.

The realisation of the exhibition contents was spatially and technically supported by the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, University of Ljubljana (UL AGRFT) and SNT Drama Ljubljana.

Many thanks to: Matjaž Berger, Rok Bozovičar, Paul-Henri de Cathelineau, Miha Golob, Helena Grahek, Miha Grum, Tomaž Gubenšek, Barbara Hieng Samobor, Bojan Himmelreich, Barbara Hribar, Bojan Jablanovec, Andrej Jaklič, Mojca Jan Zoran, Marko Japelj, Miha Jaramaz, Alen Jelen, Slaviša Jović, Vesna Jurca Tadel, Danica Kaše, Petra Kavčič, Alenka Klabus Vesel, Nerina T. Kocjančič, Ingrid Kovač Brus, Alenka Kovačič, Mojca Kranjc, Mojca Kreft, Ana Kržišnik Blažica, Aleksander Lavrenčič, Tina Malenšek, Tina Malič, Kristina in Tomi Meglenov, Tibor Mihelič Syed, Maja Modrinjak, Marko Naberšnik, Rossana Paliaga, Marjan Platovšek, Niko Poštrak, Sandra Požun, Inga Remeta, Tatjana Rezec Stibilj, Mitja Sočič, Peter Srpčič, Erika Šalamun Vagaja, Matic Štamcar, Manja Valdhuber, Urša Valič, Peter Vendramin, Štefan Vevar, Marija Vinovrški, Nataša Zavolovšek, Damir Zlatar Frey, Špela Zorn, Dunja Zupančič, Dragan Živadinov, Robert Waltl, Ivana V. Williams … and others who contributed in making this exhibition possible.