Crocodile is playing tic tac toe with himself, a strange creature is wandering around clumsily, kicking smashed plastic bottles and considering the questions of self identification. In the spirit of disappointments they are trying to get rid of boredom together. They are building a House of Friendship out of old cassettes, carpets and their fragile believes. Who will come to the festive opening?
“young krakodile is looking for a friends”
“ČBRŠK” is an excursion to the periphery of life in post-Soviet countries where the believing in bright future has failed. Instead of this came an era of stagnation which seems to be so far still the same. It is an ironic social drama which shows delicate nuances of marginal life, deepness of the feelings of hope and hopelessness.
By playing with personal nostalgia, PYL is transforming the famous Soviet plot of children’s story from 1966, characters of which became one of the most popular figures in the whole country.
The scenography of the performance is inspired by the aesthetics of Russian interiors, exteriors and the so-called “ЖКХ-арт” (eng. “utilities-art”). This term refers to products from various cheap materials which are usually used for decorating of yards and playgrounds in housing estates.
Created by PYL (Maria Komarova, Svetlana Silich, Anna Romanova)
Music: Zvuki MU, Alyosha! give me a chance, Nautilus Pompilius, t.A.T.u. etc.
Photos: Semion Kulikov.
Trailer: Semion Kulikov
Full video: Igor Ror
Premiere: 06.2018. Festival Proces, Prague
The performance was made with support of Jitka Pospisilova