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PART I

GUERNICA CONTINUUM A SHORT FILM
by MAYA MILENOVIC WORKMAN
MUSIC by MATTHEW GARRISON
The World Premiere was June 10, 2012 at ShapeShifter Lab, New York

The film evokes loneliness and is highly realistic. It evolves within intrinsic spaces
of love and deceit, agony and reality, and self abnegation and brutal honesty

Director, screenplay: Maya Milenovic Workman
Music, live performance: Matthew Garrison
Director of photography, editing: Simon Yu
Bahia: Ayana Workman
Tom: Stephen Ward

PRODUCED BY: Stasis Lab, ShapeShifter Lab, Fortuna Sung, Matthew Garrison and
Maya Milenovic Workman in collaboration with Madlom - USA, Firma - Slovenia, EPK - Slovenia

Watch Excerpts from 'Guernica Continuum'

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PART II

GUERNICA CONTINUUM A CHOREOGRAPHED FILM-THEATER
Premiere: August 25, 2012 - Slovenia

Directed, choreographed and written by: Maya Milenovic Workman
Music by: Reggie Workman, Matthew Garrison

Costumes: Marta Frelih
Set: Darko Standekar
Dramaturgy: Benjamin Virc
Assistant Choreography: Cleopatra Purice
Lights: Tomaž Bezjak
Sound: Gorazd Vever

Guernica: Masa Godina
Tom: Simon Srebinek
Mother: Katja Legin
Bahia: Ayana Workman
Brother: Zan Jovic
Brother: Zan Tetickovic
Sister: Mojca Kasjak
Voice: Stephen Ward

PRODUCED BY: European Cultural Capital, EPK (Maribor, Slovenia), Slovene National Theater (Maribor,
Slovenia), Teo Pajnik, Lidia Koren, Maya Milenovic Workman in collaboration with Madlom - USA

GUERNICA CONTINUUM
Reveals deep-rooted human connections, human ignorance and selfishness.

In Part 1 in the film, Tom and Bahia meet in jail. Through dialogue they reveal their sullen past. She presumably killed her child, who had spinal bifida and he lost his wife. They run away to find out what happened.

In Part 2, on stage (Theater in Slovenia) Tom and Bahia meet abusive nature of archetypal characters:
mother, Guernica, twin brothers, bi-polar sister, and an amputee.

Guernica, a singer with cerebral palsy, and Tom, an amputee confront them with their own life struggles

By facing her life and breaking away from the past, Tom and Bahia achieve personal liberation. Guernica Continuum becomes a metaphor for victims of injustice, war, poverty and people with disabilities. Through relationships, dialogues and rituals, the story exposes deficiencies, abuse and imperfections of humanity. MMW transforms the character's "passive" perception and disinterest into general human empowerment, selfless care for the other, and liberation of disadvantaged. The story represents deep and compassionate fight for individual liberation through means of artistic expression, creativity, and critical thinking. MMW confronts racism, homophobia, discrimination and disabled and employs renaissance in arts as a genuine instigator for social change and a creation of equal artistic and political languages.

Logo by Luisa Contarello
"Guernica after Kandinsky"