Mittwoch, 14. November 2012

RIETVELD UNCUT



Presentation of the movie Nosferatu - The fear of Alienation and performance of the live soundtrack. At Brakke Grond/ Amsterdam 9 & 10 Nov 2012.

The Performance >> The torture never ends <> Nosferatu the Fear of Alienation << showed a rehearsal situation of three actors/ one musician and a movie director. We staged a live soundtrack of the movie. The soundtrack is not made to underline the film forever but to add another dimension, live into the screening situation.On stage the three voices were constantly interrupted by the director's instructions and live comments of what is happening in the room and on stage. Some of it were smart some only to disagree and seduce the view away from the things one saw & heard. A role play suddenly began where i was the director, photographer & sound engineer.As if not enough I had to talk to a Japanese woman next to me who wanted to know everything about the performance and myself. 

I played in classic music to create more or less appropriate moments. The director was shouting through the megaphone while the audience was busy trying to understand the text they got to hear. The atmosphere got dramatized by all kind of sorts of interventions. Some people left the room. Some asked if they can smoke in the gallery. I remember that Andreas started smoking on stage and the others followed in the auditorium. As it were, a first potential resistance point that we created against political correctness .The people started to get the idea of this retro performance while i tried to bring in old heroes of political resistance like Ulrike Meinhof and Rudi Dutschke...as a critique of the silent and thoughtful youth that we see nowadays. Many were touched by the topic of the movie because they were migrants themselves f.e. from England, Turkey & Sweden... 

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