Photo credits: Petra Veber

Ideal is a performance for two performers, a bunch of patriarchal semi-celebrities and a bed. In it, Jurišić and Reba, who operate at the intersection of dance, performance and (post-dramatic) theatre, grasp Goebels’s division of intimate, personal-public and public life of individual, which they then apply to Marx’s remark that a lot of work gets done in bed. Through a bed, the performers investigate the patriarchal/paternalistic relationships that persist in the world and out of which we have yet to climb, even though we cannot seem to stop pronouncing their dissolution. Reba and Jurišić display, as described by the Dnevnik critic at the premiere, that “the moment when someone or something takes us for granted as available subjects is in fact still the rule, it is the soundtrack of the lives we live.”