2015 | bangkok
TAKE SHELTER / Symmetric pathologies strikethrough life and death. Tads and dotard are facing their suspicious candor and instinctual obscenity with cruel laughter and sardonic growling. No words but borborygmi, gobbling and snoring, slobbering, drooling through identical reflects in the mirror, a multitude of Janus double-face. The illusion of escape from those two states of sarcasm, in the street’s darkness, man gets the backlash of his creation.
SCREENINGS: Chicago Biennial 2015. TARS Gallery Bkk 2015.
CREDITS: from a concept by M4, Francois Roche & Camille Lacadee, with RMIT University; TA/ Gwyllim Jahn; Cast/ Man trapped within structure: Mr. Sankyu; Golem – Danica Yee; Kid 1: Chanchai, Kid 2: Naowarat, Kid 3: Somsak, Story Writers/ Jordan Wells, James Pazzi, Judy Junyan QI; Storyboarding/ Louis Nuccitelli; Directors/ Danica Yee, Louis Nuccitelli; Cinematography/ Lucian Clifforth; Pre-editing/ Xiyue Wang, Judy Junyan QI; Sound Designer/ Xiyue Wang; Lighting/ Jordan Wells, James Pazzi; Set Designers/ Marc Gibson, James Pazzi; Fabrication Team/ Marc Gibson, James Pazzi, Jordan Wells, Dechao Sun, Bowen Nie, Zhen Tian, Judy Junyan QI; Props/ Louis Nuccitelli, Lucian Clifforth, Danica Yee, Xiyue Wang; Make up + Costume Designers/ Judy Junyan Qi, Marc Gibson, Jordan Wells; Thai-Translator & Local Liaison/ Dechao Sun; Robotics/ Vongsawat Wongkijjalerd; Editing/ Camille Lacadee, Daniela Mitterberger
Symmetric pathologies/ strike through life and death / tads and dotard facing their suspicious candor and instinctual obscenity / cruel laughter / sardonic growling // no words / ignorance on the verge of Alzheimer / sneering with borborygmi / gobbling and snoring / slobbering / drooling through identical reflects in the mirror / a multitude of Janus double-face // projection / illusion / the escape from those two states of sarcasm / in the darkness of the street / man faces me to get the backlash of his creation / to articulate his ‘reason of being’ / time-break of god’s existence // the perpetuation of the scene of the crime, without hope / Pandora Box / and ‘you think it’s funny’…
(In the versions of Chełm and Prague, as well as in the Polish version of Brothers Grimm, Golem is inscribed with Hebrew words, such as the word emet (אמת, “truth” in Hebrew) written on its forehead… but being deactivated by removing the aleph (א), from “truth” to “death” (met מת =”dead”).