So Who Will Remember Me in the End??

Premiere March 2022, Gertrudes Ielas Teatris | April 2022 Paide Theatre

Produced by Gertrudes Ielas Teatris, Latvia | Paide Theatre, Estonia

Makers: Barbara Lehtna, Katrina Duka (LV)
Performers: Local communities

In SO WHO WILL REMEMBER ME IN THE END??? Lehtna looks into how can collective agency be shared amongst strangers in the example of taking responsibility of someone else’s identity. The performance is preceded by Lehtna meeting three volunteer participants for exactly one hour in order for them to become the keepers of her identity. During the hour the participants have a right to tell her what could she do in order to be remembered by them for as long as possible. Soon after the three participants are asked to go on stage where they are being asked questions about Lehtna’s identity in front of an audience who has not met Lehtna and do not have an image of her. With time the stakes are raised, and the questions tend to get more personal and intimate, putting more pressure on the performers who have been trusted with the responsibility of care towards Lehtna*.

SO WHO WILL REMEMBER ME IN THE END was developed within Lehtna’s artistic research project during her MA programme in Home of Performance Practices, ArtEZ University of Arts in the Netherlands. The work is accelerated by questions about ethical
manipulation, agency and consent.

*All of the performers have been informed about fluid consent, which means
they are free to leave and return to the stage according to their own will.