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Wiener Festwochen 2011: Show Ghost

31.05.2011 to 01.06.2011

Wiener Festwochen 2011: Show Ghost


Wiener Festwochen 2011: Show Ghost Wiener Festwochen 2011: Show Ghost

Wiener Festwochen 2011

Show Ghost / Signed Sealed Delivered

Media performance / Vienna / World Première

Date: Tue, May 31 and Wed, Jun 1, 20.30;
Discussion with the audience following the performance on Jun 1
Venue: Halle G

Cameras travel to and fro at the touch of a button; screens unfold and shift to create ever-changing vistas. In the atmospheric works of media artist Jan Machacek, familiar technology takes on a sophisticated life of its own, turning its back on seamless referentiality. For his new work, he catapults a 19th-century stage trick - Pepper\'s ghost, which uses reflections in plate glass to make \"ghosts\" appear or disappear - into the 21st century. Show Ghost plays with reflections and projections. This results in an imbalance of the planned and the experiencable, with ghosts appearing at the climax, although we do not know whether they are good or evil.

Concept, Space, Performance: Jan Machacek / Music Performance: Oliver Stotz / Light Performance: Bartek Kubiak

Production: Jan Machacek
A co-production with Tanzquartier Wien
supported by Municipal Department 7 of the City of Vienna - Cultural Affairs

In conjunction with Signed, Sealed, Delivered


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