Bojan Djordjev / Goran Ferčec

A Place That Will Be the Last to Collapse, But That Will Inevitably Collapse (2019)

One of the luxury suites at Grand Hôtel Wiesler is the venue for a new performative text written by Goran Ferčec and staged by director Bojan Djordjev. In this sumptuous and intimate setting fit for movie stars, religious leaders, and VIP business travelers, two actors use monologues and choreography to tell the story of Haludovo Palace Hotel, a decadent leisure paradise for wealthy tourists on the island of Krk in Croatia. It was funded by American multimillionaire Bob Guccione, owner of the soft-core magazine Penthouse, who was convinced that he had found a formula for bringing Cold War foes together in a sensuous, adult-branded wonderland. Haludovo offered every imaginable leisure activity but went bankrupt only a year after its lavish opening party, falling into a slow, steady decline. Today, its ruins represent the residue of many ideas that fell apart—ranging from Yugoslavia and its model of socialism and social ownership to the private market that came in its wake, and maybe even the notion of Europe itself.

27.9.19, 17:00, 19:00, 21:00
28.9.19, 15:00, 17:00, 21:00
29.9.19, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00

Grand Hôtel Wiesler
Grieskai 4-8
8020 Graz
♿ Venue accessible for wheelchairs

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Meeting point: Hotel lobby

In German

Free admission with Festival Pass
Capacity limited, reservation recommended, reservation fee: 2 Euro
Single ticket 16/12 Euro

Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’19

Supported by Das Weitzer

Thanks to Weingut Winkler-Hermaden

Performance: Jula Zangger and Werner Halbedl
Stage design: Siniša Ilić
Costume design: Maja Mirković
Music: Luka Papić
Translation Croatian to German: Mascha Dabić

Bojan Djordjev (1977, Belgrade) is a director and performance maker. By inquiring into collective authorship, postdramatic performance, and the political and artistic legacies of the left, he uses theater as a tool to address contemporary issues of economy, politics, and critical art theory. Djordjev lives in Belgrade. 

Goran Ferčec (1978, Koprivnica, Croatia) is an author, dramaturg, and performance maker. His prose, performance texts, and essays in recent years have revolved around the social transformation of post-Yugoslav space and the subjectivities and struggles it has produced, especially within the working class. Ferčec lives in Zagreb.