Image snatchers


Tatovi podob / Image Snatchers foto/photo by: Tanja Kanazir, Drugo more

Upcoming events

  1. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  2. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI


Technoburlesque is a mute comedy of the body that mocks rigidity of social roles. It uncritically appropriates, copies and glues together femininity, masculinity, family relationships, machismo and other degenerated social roles that are unrighteous considered to be normative. When Image Snatchers totally expose themselves — and remove their social dresses layer by layer — they do not find the essence, but realize that the essence is nothingness, and the performed travesties opium that makes living bearable. This amusing play in cross-dressing and their behavior are a result of great sexual and bodily liberation from social bands. 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 don't seek for meaning but pleasure. As pleasure is the hedonistic polish with which they smeared everyday objects and made something exceptional out of them. 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.

"I am riddled with ambivalence. I am both the rule and its exception, the law and its outcast, the doctor and the hysteric, I cannot be one without the other. I do not reject the images that consume me. I become them." (Mady Schutzman)

Technical rider


Creators and performers:
Feminalz: Crucial Pink, Mad Jakale, Mathilde Buns, Tristan Bargeld, H.P.D. (hormonal perturbator in decay), Cica-San, Rosa Dolores, Rebellious KITCH Controversy, Poppy Hopps
MC: Frau Strapatz, Ariela, Dee Dee Void
Guests: Liberty Brokeheart, Dee Dee Void, Aphra Tesla Operating System, Shiva the Godess of Gandja, Maud Otis, Virgin Mary, Ariela
Costumes: Urška Recer, Matic Hrovat
Make-up: Tina Prpar (Tinka Pobalinka)
Selection of the music and original tracks: Nova deViator
Light design: Urška Vohar, Dan Zrimšek
Video: WNDV
Texts: Saša Rakef, Frau Strapatz, Ariela and Feminalz
Design: Saša Kerkoš
Production: Saša Rakef, Dare Pejić


Produkcija: Emanat
In collaboration: Klub Gromka, Maska
Thanks: Projekt Atol
Financially supported: Ministry of Culture RS, City Municipality of Ljubljana


25.05.2014, Tea Hvala: Working on Gender: New Burlesque and Cabaret in Ljubljana, in Performative Gestures Political Moves, City of Women / Red Athena University Press, 2014


Technoburlesque: Image Snatchers / Tatovi podob, Feminalz in drugi tehnobacili blog
City of Women Festival, Vimeo, Technoburlesque - Imaga Snatchers

Previous events

  1. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  2. , Sala Bastia del Castello di Torre, Pordenone, IT
  3. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  4. , Deuje babe, Cerkno, SI
  5. , Teatro P. P. Pasolini, Pordenone, IT (prestavljeno/postponed)
  6. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  7. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  8. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  9. , Drugo more, Rijeka, HR
  10. , II. gimnazija, Kulturni maraton 2016, Maribor, SI
  11. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  12. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  13. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  14. , City of Women, Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  15. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  16. , Pritličje, Ljubljana, SI
  17. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  18. , Pritličje, Ljubljana, SI
  19. , Drugajanje, Nagib na oder, Klub Narodnega doma, Maribor, SI
  20. , Drugajanje, Nagib na oder, Klub Narodnega doma, Maribor, SI
  21. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  22. , Mesto žensk / City of Women, Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  23. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  24. , Festival Mladi levi, Klub Gromka, SI
  25. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  26. , 44. teden slovenske drame, Stolp Škrlovc, PG Kranj, SI
  27. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  28. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  29. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  30. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI (odpovedano / canceled)
  31. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI
  32. , Klub Gromka, Ljubljana, SI