The performance centers around two short movies by Buster Keaton – One Week and Neighbors. The movies are projected on a large screen, and simultaneously an action takes place on stage. In addition, a video treatment of the movies is projected on a second large screen and runs simultaneously with the Keaton movies and the action on stage.
The evening has 2 parts, each part connected to one movie. In the first part, the original soundtrack is played over loudspeakers. In the second part, we play a new composition that was written for Keaton’s silent movie. A text spoken by Marcel Duchamp is heard via headphones, sporadically and with no relation to the film.
Performers: Hänsel Bickel, Nicole Kolisch, Claribel Koss
Text by Jean Baudrillard, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Duchamp, Gertrude Stein, Brion Gysin, Yosi Wanunu
Music/sound: Michael Strohmann
Video: Mathias Gmachl
Directed and designed by Yosi Wanunu
Produced by Kornelia Kilga
dietheater Konzerthaus, Vienna/ March 13 – 23, 2002