Dramaturgy: Petra Pogorevc
Set Design: Zorana Petrov
Costume Design: Barbara Stupica
Music: Laren Polič Zdravič
Movement: Damjan Kecojević
Foto: Sebastian Cavazza
Production: Ljubljana City Theatre (Mestno Gledališče Ljubljansko), Ljubljana, Slovenia
A court where no minutes are taken, although something is constantly written down, where the members of the panel – interrupted with the strange excursions into their associative memories and past adventures – are to decide on the issue of life and death of someone who is de facto judge himself. Nobody asks what drove this man to death, because there are de jure other things more important. Nobody deals with the action itself, much more important is where the suicide bomber got a hanging cord. Was it really a steal, as the injured party claims? These essentially unimportant details dangerously turn the boat of the process against someone who does not want to return to life.
It seems that the fundamental social agreement is broken. All social agreements, with the exception of the agreement on the procedures in court and on the division of roles. As in court, where the truth is born between the three main players -the prosecution, defense and the judges. The truth of the Godlen Shoes is rashomoniac with many faces and depends on a perspective – for everyone has their own truth knowing that it is neither final nor complete.
(Matej Bogataj, Negative Total, program of the performance)