MAXINE HEPPNER : CREATIONS
November 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Performed on the streets of Ljubljana, the special feature of Unauthorized is a collective experience achieved by the reversal of roles and functions usually attributed to us in the area between art and the mundane. For example: a passer-by becomes a performer, a performer becomes a spectator, a photographer transforms into a performer, etc. Indeed, the layering of views, perspectives and frames results in the formation of productive and expressive distances that, with a shift of focus, attribute things, people and situations with new experiences and meanings.
Unauthorized is an empirical artwork that could be related to Brecht’s “learning plays”, not produced to be staged but rather staged so as to generate a spectator-actor experience in order to create conditions for a self-narrative. Unauthorized is an artwork created by all of us. Together. So that we might re-think ourselves.