(Tarkovski. The 8th Film) – in the making
TEXT/DIRECTOR/COMPOSITION Thomas Cornelius Desi
MUSIC Ekke Västrik (analog electronics), Tarmo Johannes, Taavi Kerikmae (Electronics)
COSTUME Katharina Kappert
STAGE Peter Laher
AUGMENTED REALITY DESIGN Peter Koger
LIGHT Vedran Mandic/Harald Michlits
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT ROBOT Peter Koger
SCRIPT ADVISER Walter Eckermann
CAMERA Jaako Taavili
ROBOT CONSULTATNT Dr. Johannes Braumann / UfG Linz
ROBOT MANUFACTURER KUKA D/AT
PRODUCTION MANAGMENT Stephan Werner
CAST: Gilbert Handler (Voice), Bibiana Nwobilo („Mischa“, Sopran)
Robots are increasingly becoming part of everyday life. The uncanny, even the „uneasiness“ about it, gives an idea of the changes society will face. How will „responsibility“, „morality“ and „unconsciousness“ be grasped?
The project „DER 8E FILM“ (The Eighth Film) takes a poetic approach to these questions in order to bring them closer to reality. Biographical themes from the life of the great Russian filmmaker Andreij Tarkovskij form the dramaturgical, narrative „material“.
The situation of the play deals with the „locked-in“ situation. In an artistic translation, the – quite uncomfortable – situation of the patient, who is completely motionless and „locked in“, becomes the occasion for the use of a robot. The entanglement with narrative techniques in Tarkovski’s films („Dream Logic“) is made usable for a musical theatre.
This project is a musical collaboration between the musicians Ekke Vestrik, Tarmo Johannes, Taavi Kerikmae from Tallinn (EE), who develop and play an electronic „sound track“ according to a vocal and musical concept under the artistic direction of Thomas Cornelius Desi (AT).
11 December 2019, Workshop at Tallinn Arts Lab
12 December 2019, Atelier Performance, Tallinn
spring 2020, pre-production (Vienna)
premiere autumn 2020, ontour 20/21