Premiere 24th April 2013, Klub Gromka, Ljubljana
Running time 1 hour 20 minutes. No intermission.
Feminalz: Matilda Buns, Tristan Bargeld, H. P. D. (Hormonal Perturbator in Decay), Crucial Pink, Mad Jakale, Rebellious KITCH Controversy, Rosa Dolor, Dee Dee Void, Ariela, GlitterAid, Musée-Cunt & guests
Original music and music selection Feminalz, Luka Prinčič
Make-up and hair design Tinka Prpar
Costume designer Tanja Pađan/Kiss the Future
Lighting designer Janko Oven
Technical assistant Damjan Delak
Coordinator Sabrina Železnik
Video EPP Feminalz
Video editor Luka Prinčič
The techno-burlesque Image Snatchers is a modular and perpetually reinvented art-social event, performed by Feminalz, a group of unique transsexual entities. The collective uncritically appropriates, copies and glues together femininity, masculinity, family relationships, machismo and other perverted social roles that are unrighteously considered as normative. When the snatchers totally expose themselves, removing their social attires layer by layer, they do not find the essence, but rather realize that the essence is nothingness, while the opium of performed travesty makes living bearable. This amusing play in cross-dressing and behaviour are a result of great sexual and bodily liberation from social bonds. Satisfied in eclectic noise of media images they stretch popular snap-shots and bite them to their unheard-of forms that provoke burst of laughter or despair. Image Snatchers do not seek for meaning, but pleasure that becomes the hedonistic polish with which they smear everyday objects and make out of them something exceptional. With its physical and emotional bodies, the techno-burlesque is changing the cybernetic code of society, which ultimately gives way to the open coding of one’s own shallowness and stupidity.