According to the artist, the audience of this project is not human – she performs for sofas instead. Always eager to challenge herself, Marija was inspired by contemporary artists who are already making shows for pets or plants and decided to take one little step further while researching audiences without any consciousness at all – furniture. This is a continuous creative process in which human and sofa relations are being explored.
How are we as human beings related to sofas? What are the differences between humans and sofas? How much consciousness is needed to be an audience member or a performer?
The project was already presented at the New Circus Weekend ’18 (Vilnius), Cirkuliacija’18 ( Kaunas), Edengurgh fringe festival, PAF, visited the private local sofas of Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Brussels, the project is going to be presented at the Open House Vilnius in collaboration with Contemporary Art Center (Vilnius).
One of the aims of this project is while traveling around the world to get the world’s sofas to meet the performer and spread the word about unconventional contemporary circus performances.