Deep Phytocracy: Feral Songs by Špela Petrič

Dramaturgy: Isabel Burr Raty

How did wheat manage to domesticate the human? From Pollan's perspective-bending "Botany of Desire" to the environmental humanities' "vegetal politics", the entanglements between plants and people are ubiquitous, mundane and often hiding in plain sight. As part of the inquiries into Vegetal Otherness, Špela Petrič set out to produce her own phytocracy-revealing onto-epistemological tools that are inspired by actual institutions/domains/cultural practices framing plant-people relations, but also playfully oblivious to their axioms and boundaries.

The fabulative expedition into the “wilderness” of Tree park Medlog, Celje, invites participants to reflect on plant governance as governance of plants. Guided by the artist’s alter ego Živa Pikaja, they encounter the vegetal through a multitude of uncanny perspectives, facilitated by recombinant tools, specifically created to point to dissonances and reciprocity in plant-people relationships.

Location: Drevesni park Medlog (Tree park Medlog), Celje
Dates: Saturday, 20.10. and Sunday 21.10. between 14.00 and 17.00

//Author: Špela Petrič// Dramaturgy: Isabel Burr Raty // Manufacture of tools: Scenart d.o.o. // Design: Miha Turšič // Photography: Miha Godec // Video: Laurynas Skeisgiela Co-organiser: Osmo/za // Supported by: Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia and Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania //

Photo by Rodrigo Alonso Molina Meza

Bi-polar by Ana Barros

Dramaturgy: Isabel Burr Raty

Santiago Chile

Bi-Polar is a contemporary dance performance where two criss crossed bodies search to appear and dissapear inmersed in a world of technological control. Ana Barros is a Chilean dancer, coreographer and actress whose work explore body/mind mechanism under fundamentalist regims.


Direction Ana Barros Dramaturge Isabel Burr Raty Coreographers & Dancers Ana Barros, Macarena Arrigorriaga Balbontin Production & costume design Alejandra Bobadilla Alvarado Original music score Jorge Aliaga Light design Cristian Navarro Ugarte Graphic design Diego Becas

Seasons Santiago Off Festival Matucana 100 Jan. 2017 / Festival de las Artes Valparaíso Jan. 2017 / GAM October 2016 / Villa Grimaldi Nov. 2016  / Estudio Fotografico Simón Bolivar Santiago June 2015




MACHELEN BELGIUM - dramanturge assistance & performers coach in

open research lab by Bárbara Echevarría


In the frame of T’arsenaal Theater Open Research Lab, Barbara Echeverria, Argentinean Theater director that collaborates with Mestizo Arts Festival, presented Het Performance open research lab, that approached the relationship we have to death and our deceased.
I assisted in the dramaturgy and coached the performers.
Co-produced by Mestizo Arts Festival & T'arsenal Mechelen Belgium November 2014