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Krems Kino im Kesselhaus Kino im Kesselhaus

Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll) mit ShanjuLab

Program text


An octopus encounters the hands of a scientist in an aquarium. The two intelligent and at the same time mutually foreign living beings communicate with one another. Magnified by the lens of a camera and amplified acoustically, the animal transforms from an object into the subject of observation before the very eyes of the audience. Its gaze fundamentally questions the human being and his/her uniqueness. Conceived in 2020 as a theatre performance, this fascinating experiment now exists as a documentary film.

Recording of the performance: Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll) in collaboration with Judith Zagury and Nathalie Küttel (ShanjuLab)

Production: Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, ShanjuLab Gimel, République Éphémère, Théâtre Saint-Gervais

Coproduction: Berliner Festpiele, Berlin, Rimini Apparat GbR, Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Recording by: Bruno Deville and Bastien Genoux on January 7, 2021 in Theatre Vidy-Lausanne

Duration: 60 min, English-French original version


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