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Made With Love (Delo iz ljubezni)

 

In her works, Teja Reba deals with the relationships between physical, emotional and political acts that walk the line between aesthetics and ideology, between references (repetition) and possibilities of the new (difference), between the sublime and the abject, between gender and sexuality, between everyday life and art, between courage and vulnerability.

In Made With Love, Reba examines the social and private roles of a woman as an artist, a mother, a partner, a precarious worker. Faced with the economic reality, giving birth and the creation of a new life as a cosmic experience is degraded into unrecognised and self-evident carework that, other than emotional, has no proper social status. The artist juxtaposes the ideology of motherhood as well as woman's happiness and fulfilment with the feeling of uneasiness. The idyllic picture of family cosiness (where the traditional roles are already dissolving) is troubled by anxiety, uncertainty, effort, necessity. On the other hand, the family, with its social role of disciplining also turns out to be the place of the unseizable, the ludist, the chaotic – i.e. a place of creation. For this reason, this well-structured performance transitions into performative vagueness and affective impetuosity.

The life of a family and a mother is problematised mainly from the standpoint of the contemporary precarious working conditions of artistic activity, which erase the difference between work (social) and private life – their equalisation is no longer a matter of political declarativity but a necessity. Production occupies the entire field of life, and in precarious working conditions, production and reproduction get mixed. If the family sphere is included in work, can its products therefore be socially and economically valued? How much is a child worth? What is the economic value of giving birth? And what is the economic value generated by an artwork?

 

"Teja Reba […] highlights the female social roles – woman as mother, daughter and artist trying to balance her creative impulse, precarious pay and family life."                                     Mojca Kumerdej, Delo, 1/29/2015

"Altogether, the work Made With Love shouldered a huge artistic and political responsibility. It initiated the debate that – whether we want it to or not – always bears intense political and emotional expectations."
Ana Schnabl, Dnevnik, 1/16/2015

 

Author and choreographer: Teja Reba
Performed by: Teja Reba, Loup Abramovici
Dramaturge: Suzana Koncut

Sound design and original music: Eduardo Raon
Space and light design: Meta Grgurevič and Jaša
Light design and technical supervision: Igor Remeta
Professional advisor: Barbara Kapelj Osredkar
Photographer: Nada Žgank
Graphic design: AjdinBašič

Production manager and executive producer: Tina Dobnik
Public relations: JanjaTekavec

Produced by: Maska 

Special thanks to: Janez Per in KoličevoKartonProizvodnjakartonad.o.o., JanezJanša, Barbara Rajgelj, Maja and JernejaŠorli, Sarah Lunaček, Ava and Bela Reba Abramovici and all who helped with the realisation of the project in any way. 

The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Ljubljana Municipality. 

For more information see
info@maska.si

Events
— 12-01-2015 : MadeWith Love (Delo iz ljubezni)
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana / PREMIERE
Maska


— 13-01-2015 : MadeWith Love (Delo iz ljubezni)
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljan
Maska


— 13-01-2015 : MadeWith Love (Delo iz ljubezni)
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana / DISCUSSION
Maska


— 02-04-2015 : Made With Love (Delo iz ljubezni)
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Maska


— 03-04-2015 : Made With Love (Delo iz Ljubezni)
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Maska


— 25-05-2016 : Made With Love (Delo iz ljubezni)
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Bunker Institute and Maska Institute


— 26-05-2016 : Made With Love (Delo iz Ljubezni) → in the frame of conference The Aspect of Woman
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Bunker Institute


— 17-06-2016 : Made With Love
Cumberlandsche Bühne
Tanzkongress 2016, Hannover (DE)


— 09-03-2017 : Teja Reba: MADE WITH LOVE
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
Gibanica - 8th Biennial of Slovenian Contemporary Dance Art


— 06-07-2017 : Teja Reba: Made With Love
Casa Silverii – Via Santa Maria Antesaecula, 92, Naples
ALTOFEST (Neaples, Italy)


— 08-07-2017 : Teja Reba: Made With Love
Casa Silverii – Via Santa Maria Antesaecula, 92, Neaples
ALTOFEST (Neaples, Italy)