shamebox is the title of the latest performance of Iva Sveshtarova and Willy Prager. With it they lock up themselves together with phenomenon of shame in the box set in order to investigate it from within. They enter as kids, led by their endless, even ruthless, curiosity. But the game gets harsher and the infantile desires become more and more shameless. That is why Sveshtarova and Prager move to the virtual boxes that the internet offers gracefully, so that they can continue to play around. Often in a brutal manner, which is at the same time grotesquely funny. How far it all goes and how much would the artists endure to the shame’s performativity would find out only the spectators, who come and experience shamebox in person.
Idea, realization and performance: Iva Sveshtarova and Willy Prager
Music: Emilian Gatsov – Elbi
Consultants: Neli Mitewa and Mira Todorova
Photographer: Boriana Pandova
Thanks to Helena Botto.
The project is realized with the financial support by “Culture” Program of Sofia Municipality and the kind support of Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre.