Slovenian artist Janez Janša’s work deals with problems of identity, reconstruction, copying and acting. In November 2007, he directed Fake It! a dance piece based on five famous choreographies by other artists. It was created as a response to the lack of access to acclaimed international dance performances in post-communist Slovenia. In this talk, Janez will explain the process and products of this performance, and how authorship and copyright can be viewed within performance art. Joining Janez in conversation will be choreographer and dance artist, Fearghus Ó Conchúir.
Janez Janša is an artist, writer, performer and director of interdisciplinary performances as well as conceptual and visual artworks. His work contains strong critical and political dimensions and is focused on the relationship between art and its social and political context.
Presented in partnership with Dublin Dance Festival.