Matilda is a woman, at least usually she looks like one. She is not an artist but she finds inspiration in ordinary things, like bananas and monkeys, swimming pools and milk, spandex and leotards, disco dancing, her breasts and concepts like woman, mother, family, ambiguity, foolishness and freedom. Matilda loves singing, slamming drums and song writing. She works with images that are based on her daydreaming, but not exclusively. Stage is her home and where she truly comes alive.
Image Snatchers is a regularly held, modular, always surprising, and never the same art-social event, constituted collectively by members of the group Feminalz. This burlesque collective is working under patronage of Emanat Institute from 2013 onward. The core is composed of a permanent group of performers while they also frequently invite other outlandish guests to join them. In five years of existence they created over 50 acts, in every show they use successful strategies of appropriation and recycling to deliver a brand new experience. With series Image Snatchers Present the collective Feminalz embarked on a new way of working, as the members of the group took a closer look into the life of one of the techno-burlesque characters. The first in this new framework was Urška Vohar, appearing as Mathilda Buns in Image Snatchers.
Created and performed by: Urška Vohar (Matilda Buns)
Advisors and Stage Interventions by: Feminalz / Image Snatchers
Costumes: Urška Recer
Make-up: Tina Prpar (Tinka Pobalinka)
Selection and Original Music: Luka Prinčič
Lighting Designer: Janko Oven
Photos: Nada Žgank
Executive producer: Sabina Potočki
In collaboration with: Club Gromka and City of Women
Financial support: Ministry of Culture of RS, Municipality of Ljubljana
Her images offer both funny commentary and taunting meaning, be it about the family that takes care of having fun at the birthday party and forgets about the child or the apparition of erotic cosmic unicorn; in every case she presents as a carefree performer of own life, liberated from all possible notions.
– MMC RTV SLO
Matilda and Her Buns humorously perverts the role of a woman in society, her sexuality, physicality, motherhood and her place in the public sphere while also completely opening up the gender identities.
– Delo Newspaper