In this futuristic take on the planet Earth's destiny, Jan Rozman juxtaposes the world of (post)industrial alienation with various unusual creatures of the future. Using lucid humour, Senzasenso tries to come to terms with eco-depression of the 'post-natural' world.
© Matija Lukić
Jan Rozman's Senzasenso is an original music-motion picture book of futuristic thinking. — Daliborka Podboj, Parada plesa, 25 October 2015
Senzasenso is a place where I find no meaning.
Senzasenso is a state of restlessness which leads nowhere.
Senzasenso is an idea gone wrong.
Senzasenso is a thought falling apart.
Senzasenso is a moment when I lose control.
Senzasenso is a performance about madness.
Senzasenso is a dance performance in which author Jan Rozman creates a world parallel to today’s natural reality. The performance attempts to build an eco-futurist space where the human being is placed side by side with abstract creatures emerging from a newly created landscape.
In a humorous and metaphysical way, it examines the creation of the universe from nothing, the evolution of life from inanimate matter, and the (im)possibility of a true coexistence of man and nature.
Rozman takes a critical yet productive stand on the issue of constructing a living environment, and evaluates past human development by means of a metaphorical transformation, fusing a dead landscape with living organisms.
As a result, the performance at the same time curses the frenzied world of (post)industrial alienation and worships the persistent spiralling efforts at a humanist search for meaning in this relationship between the human and the natural.
It does this by adopting not a societal, but above all a sensuous and ecological view of the possibility of forming the contours of a new human existence in today’s 'post-natural' world.
Created by Jan Rozman
Performed by Jan Rozman & Alja Ferjan
Dramaturgy, Light & Costume Design by Petra Veber
Producer: Žiga Predan
Produced by Pekinpah
Coproduced by Qulenium
Partners: Bunker Ljubljana, RedSapata Tanzfabrik Linz
Premiere: 27 September 2015, the Old Power Station, Ljubljana, Slovenia
17 & 18 September 2016, Old Power Station, Ljubljana, Slovenia
20 February 2016, Nagib Na Oder, Narodni Dom, Maribor, Slovenia
16 October 2015, Festival Tanzhafen, Linz, Austria