The More of Us There Are, the Faster We Will Reach Our Goal is a documentary performance joining various opinions and views (from interviewees in the street to politicians, theoreticians and experts in the fields of contemporary art, law and many other social spheres) related to the questions of identity and identification, multitude and multiplication, name as an interface between the private and the public and personal name as a brand. It is a walk through various stages and aspects of changing one’s name and its consequences (the public as well as the relational and the intimate ones), a research as to how, in the Western world, the concept of a personal name coincides with the question of a person’s identity (or differs from it). If we paraphrase Shakespeare’s Juliet: “Would a rose by the name of Janez Janša smell as sweet?”
Authors: Janez Janša, Janez Janša in Janez Janša
Scripwriters and directors: Janez Janša, Janez Janša
Perfromer and documentarian: Dražen Dragojević
Editing: Luka Dekleva, Urban Potočnik, Janez Janša
Programming: Luka Dekleva
Sound designer: Sašo Kalan
Dramaturgy: Tina Dobnik
Camermans: Darko Herič, Matjaž Mrak, Boris Bezić, Janez, Janša, Janez Janša
Translation: Maja Lovrenov in Jeremi Slak
Executive producer: Tina Dobnik
Production: Maska, Institute for Publishing, Production and Education
Co-production: Brut Künstlerhaus Dunaj (Avstrija) and Aksioma, Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana.
Thanks: Bojan Arh, Zdenka Badovinac, Marko Battista, Marko Batista, Simona Benedetti, dr. Miro Cerar, France Cukjati, Mladen Dolar,Thomas Frank, Dante Grassi, Sergio Grassi, Sofia Grassi, Branko Grošelj,Silvana Guliani Grassi, Asja Hrvatin, Ema Hrvatin, Varja Hrvatin, Vito Hrvatin, Eva Irgl Ana Ivanek, Janez Janša, Jedrt Jež Furlan, Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti, Sebastijan Jeretič, Ven Jemeršič, Alenka Jeraj, Andrej Kariž, Nuša Kariž, Žiga Kariž, Franci Kek, Jela Krečič, Jože Kuhar, Jože Kuhar, Jože Kuhar, Blaž Lukan, Gerald Mayer, Aldo Milohnič, Marcela Okretič, Miro Petek, Miran Potrč, Franc Pukšič, Vlado Repnik, Martina Ruhsam, Nicole Schuchard, Sonja Sivec, Damir Smrtič Veso Stojanov, Ilinka Todorovski, Pavel Toplak, Karmen Uglešič, Rok Vevar, Andrej Vizjak, Jasmina Založnik, Pia Wenzel.