Lady Justice deals with the relation between justice and art. In today’s turbulent world, artists are often commissioned by art institutions to create their works as political acts. Claiming social and political justice through the apparatus of theater is literally questioned in this piece, by brining fictive juridical case outside of the court into the context of theater.
The reason for that context shift is an encounter with the theater audience. Lady Justice strongly believes that they will be able to help in the process of solving this difficult case, where main protagonists – the artist and the artwork are on opposite sides. This performance is based on the lyrics by Nina Simone’s song “I wish I knew how it would feel to be free”.
Idea, choreography, performance: Jasna L. Vinovrški
Stage, artistic advice: Clément Layes
Music: Nina Simone
Light Design: Catalina Fernandez
Production: Ilja Fontaine Production Cie Public in private.
Supported by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department and Goethe-Institut Montréal. Coproduction Théâtre de la Ville Paris. Residencies at La Briqueterie – CDC du Val-de-Marne, CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa, Hrvatski Institut za Pokret i Ples –HIPP, Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance, Zagreb - Croatia, Circuit-Est Montréal, Fabrik Potsdam, Atelier House Flutgraben, Berlin.
Many thanks to Zeina Hanna, Sybille Mueller, Ginelle Chagnon and Josep Caballero Garcia.