Vanishing Point presents
As It Is

By Damir Todorovic
Exploring truth and fiction, authenticity and totalitarianism. Part of Mayfesto 2013.

14th - 16th May 2013

WRITTEN By DAMIR TODOROVIC (Vanishing Point Associate Artist)Part of Mayfesto 2013


Internationally acclaimed company Vanishing Point presents this new work from their Artistic Associate.

An investigation takes place on stage. The subject of the investigation is called ‘Damir Todorovic', born in Vršac and Serbian by birth. Damir wants to confront his past, hooked up to a lie detector. Did certain things really happen, or are they just the product of his imagination?

In January 1993 he was sent to the war in Bosnia. He did not want to shoot. He did not want to serve his country. His life was in danger. What really happened there? Has his memory transformed reality? Is it possible to figure it out using a polygraph?

As It Is examines the categories of true and false as important social issues, especially in European transition countries facing identity crises. It is about acting in everyday life, truth and fiction, authenticity and totalitarianism. It is a performance that provokes questions. Can we live without lies? Is this desirable?

As It Is is made possible thanks to a contribution of the Canton of Fribourg to culture. With the support of Pour-cent culturel Migros and Fonds Culturel Sud.


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