Photo: Nada Žgank

Technoburlesque – Image Snatchers

2014 / min. 120’

EMANAT in collaboration with the participants of the Beyond Burlesque! workshop conducted by Ursula Martinez.

Upon a special jubilee and utterly festive anniversary of the City of Women, this year’s celebration is also joined by Image Snatchers, which will seduce the audience with their bittersweet vignettes of distortion, mocking, travesty and cross-dressing on the penultimate night of the festival. This year, the evergreen repertoire of Image Snatchers on the now already traditional technoburlesque stage of Klub Gromka will be complemented by the masterpieces of unknown performers… Other than Image Snatchers, the Saturday’s late-night gala event will also see perform the best-of-the-best participants of this year’s workshop conducted by London cabaret diva Ursula Martinez. If everything goes right, the Gromka stage might see somebody else of this year’s many festival’s guests. Get ready to be surprised.

A mute comedy of the body, technoburlesque mocks rigid social roles. It appropriates, copies and sticks together femininity, masculinity, family relations, machismo and other degenerated social roles falsely considered to be normative. When Image Snatchers totally expose themselves – and shake off their social dresses layer-by-layer – they don’t get to the point but rather realize that nothingness is the point whilst the performed travesties of the body are the opium that makes living bearable. This amusing game in cross-dressing and their behaviour can be attributed to the great emancipation of sexuality and bodies of individuals from social bonds. Satisfied in the eclectic noise of media images, they stretch popular snapshots and chew them into forms never seen before that provokes bursts of laughter or despair. Image Snatchers aren’t after meaning but pleasure. Pleasure is the hedonistic polish they have smeared everyday objects with and turned them into something exceptional. Technoburlesque is an intersection of (program/cybernetic) code and subjectivity; a laying bare of the physical and emotional body indivisibly bound up with the information matrix of contemporaneity. (Ida Hiršenfelder)


THE PROGRAMME OF THE EVENING - authors and performers:


1. Tristan Bargeld, Mad JakalCharlie-s-toned                
2. Hormonal Pertubator in Decay (HPD)Goodbye 
3. Crucial Pink, Dee-Dee-Void, Cica San, Anja Bezlova, HPD, Mad Jakal, Tristan BargeldBoxing
4. Mathilde BunsElastic 
5. Tristan Bargeld, HPD: Swan (WTDWTWD) 
6. Mad Jakal, Tristan Bargeld, Cica San, Mathilde Buns, Frau Strapatz: Celentano
7. Mathilde Buns: Striptease


1. part: 
Trio Super Food
VitomilTrombon and Me
Loulou LapinBunny with a Fever
Dee-Dee-VoidIs you is or is you ain’t my baby

2. part:
Rebellious Kitch ControversyFucking the Ballot Box
Maud Autis: Maud Autis Regrets
Virgin MaryMary with the Problem 
Rosa DoloresSmoking Diva
Anja BezlovaSugar Daddy

Alexis O'Hara: [without title]
Ursula MartinezHanky Panky Striptiz

Image Snatchers will be followed by a DJ programme by Feminalz (Crucial Pink, Mad Jakale, Cica-San).


Costume Design: Urška Recer; Make-Up: Tina Prpar (Tinka Pobalinka); Music: Nova deViator and workshop participants; Texts: Frau Strapatz, Feminalz and workshop participants; Design: Saša Kerkoš

Executive Production of Image Snatchers: Dare Pejić.

Coordination and Executive Production of the Workshop and Public Presentation: Sabina Potočki, volunteers - assistants: Tanja Canning, Sandra Rosić

Organisation: Emanat; In collaboration with: City of Women, Klub Gromka - AKC Metelkova.

Price: € 5 (technoburlesque + Feminalz DJ programme); € 2 (just Feminalz DJ programme after the performance).


Date and time of event: 
Oct 11th 22:30
Place of event: 
Klub Gromka - AKC Metelkova