The Jury of the 14th INFANT, with the members: Ivana Kronja, a media theoretician from Belgrade, Massimo Giannetti, a director from Milan, and Zoran Đerić, a theatrologist from Novi Sad (chairman), from 25th June to 3rd July 2008 has seen 17 performances in all, performed by the ensembles from Switzerland, Russia, the Czech Republic, San Marino, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia, selected by Nela Antonović, under the motto ‘Transmedia Theatre’.
The Jury has unanimously reached the following decision:
1. To give the Award for the Most Successful Experiment – a Performance as a Whole – to the performance ‘Brecht-The Hardcore Machine”, produced by the Deszö Kosztolanyi Theatre from Subotica (Serbia)
A powerful and emotional, ironic, experimentally formulated in frames, but a well-balanced performance nevertheless, comprising of images and points strong enough taken individually, but also connected with a common line which testifies to the high standard, both artistic and technical.
2. To give the Award for the Most Original Exploration of One Segment of Theatrical Language:
- to the Campagnie Drift from Zurich (Switzerland), for the performance ‘Machine á sons -Sound Machine’, directed by Peter Schelling
to the performance ‘Enjoy July’, choreographed by Ivo Dimchev, Sofia (Bulgaria), produced by the ‘Station – Service for Contemporary Dance’ and Belef (Serbia, Bulgaria).
The performance-concert, ‘Machine á sons-Sound Machine’ explores the receptiveness of our senses, the visible and invisible, the audible and inaudible, the inventive and humorous, in a theatrically convincing way.
In the performance ‘Enjoy July’ we could observe an original approach to the body language, which in the new, shifted context of transmedia creates comical reactions with the audiences and makes them accept experiment as an act of theatre.
3. To give the Award for Particular Expressivity and Aesthetical Redefinition of Forms in the Border Field between the Document of Life and Artistic Artefact:
- to the performance ‘Woman-Bomb’, after the text by Ivana Sajko, directed by Bojan Đorđev, produced by the Belgrade Drama Theatre
Barbara Matijević, from Zagreb (Croatia), for the performance ‘I am 1984’ she has written and directed in cooperation with Giuseppe Chico, and in which she plays for ‘c.о./ combined operations’.
The performance ‘Woman-Bomb’ is an example of politically and gender engaged theatre which wipes out the difference between public spaces and auditoriums, personal and general problems, and is an excellent example of the use and/or abuse of the media in everyday life, as well as in art.
The performance ‘I am 1984’, by Barbara Matijević is a unique theatrical link between privacy, personal history and the global picture of the world, the realistic possibilities for interaction, with no space for improvisation.
In Novi Sad, 3rd July 2008
Ivana Kronja, Belgrade, Serbia, member
Massimo Giannetti, Milan, Italy, member
Zoran Djeric, Novi Sad, Serbia, chair