Say, oh, say my magic mirror, who is the most beautiful of them all?
Pray tell, oh, magic mirror, who is the most popular of them all?
Show me, oh, magic mirror, exactly what I want to see!
Tell me exactly what I want to hear, so my sadness would disappear
And I won’t have to shed even one more tear!
Millennial Magic Mirror created in collaboration with Colectivo Priekopník Veverička examines the use and abuse of new technology, social networks, humanity, artificial intelligence.
There’s a place where we interact both with people and robots. In this virtual space, the relationship of these two worlds is intertwining. The bots are becoming more human, the humans start to act more and more like bots. It is supposed to be a place for networking and deeper interaction, but in this ocean of information solitude reigns.
Performance: Barbora Janáková & Lukáš Bobalik
Directed by & dramaturgy: Lívia MM Balážová & Zebastián Méndez Marín
Light design: Jakub Branický
Music: Martin Polák
Production: Jakub Turčan & mimoOs
Graphic design: Ivana Kleinová
Photo & video: Noro Knap
Trailer: Erik Zeman
A contemporary art collective Priekopník Veverička consists of a married couple Lívia Mendez Marin Balážová (Levice, Slovakia) a Zebastián Méndez Marín (San José, Costa Rica). They met each other in Europe working for the Belgian company Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus touring the revival of the legendary piece called What the Body Does Not Remember for almost three years. Their energies and creativity matched so well that they decided to create their own work and share it with the world.
They celebrated the establishment of Priekopník Veverička collective by the premiere of their ﬁrst common performance El Gato de Schrödinger at Gráﬁca Génesis (San José Costa Rica) in November 2015. In March 2016, they premiered a performance called #whateveristrendingnow, which then toured several festivals of Costa Rica. Their creative intention to merge with the context and break the stereotypical role of the performances audiences (public-stage/observer-aquarium) marked the creative process of their post-apocalyptic performance Prach/Polvo presented in the program of Teatro en el campus at Atahualpa del Cioppo Theatre (Heredia, Costa Rica) in April 2016.
15 September 2018, TICHO a spol., Bratislava, SK
16 November 2018, TICHO a spol., Bratislava, SK
1 March 2019, TICHO a spol., Bratislava, SK
12 April 2019, NuDanceFest, TICHO a spol., Bratislava, SK
27 July 2019, Kiosk Festival, Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, SK