Possibility of: Unknown infection, ataxia, Horner's syndrome, myocarditis, malaria, bone parasites, palpitations, and fibrocystic breast disease.
You can support Lady Anous in facing her diagnosis and efforts to regain health. Visits are possible in Ljubljana. The patient is recovering in Club Gromka.
Warning: Please do not bring flowers to the patient as it might trigger allergic reaction. In case you still wish to gift her rather choose dietary supplements.
Warning: During your visit you may be exposed to scenes of disease and decay, therefore we discourage participation of persons with known hypersensitivity to queer phenomena, health care environment, bodily fluids and excretions, or individuals with heart failure.
Postmedia artist, literary translator, and writer Urban Belina in collaboration with performer Daniel(a) Petković opens up the fields of new burlesque, queer phenomena, healthcare and wellbeing industry, marginal anatomies and identities of the rainbow spectrum, as well as other divergent expressions and syndromes of (post)human experience.
In the scripted performance The Fake Bosom they present the story of Lady Anous, a non-binary individual in the grip of healthcare system during an acute phase of hypochondria. They play with certain fusion of queer with healthism and omnipresent fostering of a healthy lifestyle.
Concept, text, dramaturgy, and prosthetics: Urban Belina
Choreography and Performed by: Daniel Petković
Costume Design: Sara Jelen
Makeup Design: Tina Prpar (Tinka Pobalinka)
Lead Music and Sound Design: Alenja Pivko Kneževič
Voices: Saška Rakef and Sabina Potočki
Studio Sound Mastering: Simon Penšek
Proofreading: Mateja Dermelj
Photos: Nada Žgank
Lighting Design and Video Documentation: Izidor Čok
Daniel Petković and
Urban Belina, both self-employed in the field of culture
Research received support from the Ministry of Culture in 2017.
Organiser: Syndicate 2018, Emanat
In collaboration with: Club Gromka
By placing marginal characters in the middle of the discourse, as Belina and Petković did in “The Fake Bosom,” the divide between hetero-normal reality and the deviant gives in. In a humorous way, we gain an insight into fluidity of identities and the breaking of stereotypes and prejudices.
The role of a diva, diagnostic, the contemporary hypochondriac Lady Anous seems to be inscribed in performers skin. His words run almost as smoothly as his movement sequences or even light dance step. She is a living medical lexicon that fills the space with all kinds of medical conditions in hour-long show.