Materials: Wood, Audio and video.
Duration: 30 minutes (divided in 50 fragments of 36 sec.)
Dimensions: 2,4 m, 3,8 m, 3,8 m
Performance: Silas Neumann
Video and technic: Wieger Steenhuis
Music and dramaturgy: Sebastiaan Flier
Design and construction: Sjef Mols
An installation based on the Kaiserpanorama.
The Kaiserpanorama was invented by August Fuhrmann in 1880 in Wroclaw (Breslau) with the prupose to inform a broad audience about exotic journeys. 50 stereoscopic glass slides were shown within 30 minutes. Every 36 seconds a bell would introduce a new image. The inside of the panorama is spinning around like a carousel.
In our adaption of the Kaiserpanorama we reconstructed this carousel in a digital way. Through the peekinghole the audience sees projections of a journey, while listening to a stuttering narrative that tries to justify the journey.
How to deal with history? Is there still an activ responsibility? Can you feel ashamed for your heritage?
The Kaiserpanorama generates the precarious situation of a live-performance but guarantees a (covid-) safespace.
4th till 10th of December 2020, Zwolse Theaters.
9 February 2021, performances for ArtEZ, Zwolle.
11 February 2021, performances for Deltion College, Zwolle.
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