Luka works out every day, answers emails on time, showers every day with cold water, eats healthy, separates waste, cleans, cooks, in short, does everything he can to keep things from spiralling out of control. Everything makes him sick, but there are some things you just have to swallow.
How far do we want to push ourselves to keep things under control? Where are freedom, joy, happiness? If you too feel that you are just a sheepdog trying to get your desires, instincts, obligations, worries, problems, etc. in order on a daily basis, then Luka is your man. A clown who forgot to be funny and a performer who can’t be serious.
This project is based on the participation in the Via Negativa laboratory for contemporary performance arts – VN Lab (2022) and the international project for performance art research – PARL (2022).
“The Sisyphean task to bring order to chaos leads to a lovely moment of communal realisation – everything is under control, we’ve got this, we’re going to vacuum up our cobwebs.”
Matic Ferlan, Odrišča, 2023
Luka Piletič (1994) graduated from the École Philippe Gaulier (France), an international theatre school focusing on the clown, the buffoon and French farce. He works in the field of clown, improvisational, street and original theatre and performance.
For their original performance Exclamation Mark, he and Jan Podbrežnik won the ZIZ Festival’s “Performer’s choice” award in 2021. In 2020, he won the Best Improviser Award of the Impro League and, as part of the Globus Hystericus collective, the Best Street Performance Award for Road to Tadam.
He obtained his Master’s degree at the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana, Department of Social Pedagogy, with a thesis on the work of hospital clowns with the dying, for which he was awarded the faculty’s Prešeren Award for students. He is a member of Red Noses.
Created and performed by: Luka Piletič
Practical dramaturgy: Uroš Kaurin and Anja Bezlova Završnik
Production: Via Negativa and Moment