A clandestine adventure through the city. It begins in front of the refrigerator in one’s own home, and continues out into the world as an interactive audio performance/installation embedded in the city streets. Wearing headphones, audience participants walk alone in the skin of one of four different characters whose narratives intersect and eventually converge in a nightclub with a small stage. A show is underway. Café Bon Bon turns participants simultaneously into the protagonist, camera, and audience of their own “living film” as they physically embark on an adventure into the night. (Choreographic Center Linz, 2005/ Austrian Dance Platform 2006 / Tanzquartier Wien 2006 / Dance in the City, Salzburg 2007 / ImpulstanzFestival, Vienna 2007)
OPP TV - Torture Museum, Vienna
A series of 6 complimentary films ranging from 22 - 50 minutes investigating the ways in which inhabitants of 6 towns across Europe deal with a recent local criminal case that has somehow captured the public imagination. Concerned less with the "truth" of the cases, the films focus on how people try to retell the stories of what happened in an attempt to understand who they are and with whom they live. The films, focusing on cases as diverse as the murder of a homeless man in Salzburg by four teenagers to the industrial crimes of the Solvay factory in Rosignano, Italy, were filmed in Berlin, Germany / Salzburg, Austria / Rosignano Solvay, Italy / Ribamar, Portugal and Kortrijk, Belgium. Interviewing people directly or peripherally involved in the cases, government officials, people from the streets and those who have gathered their knowledge from the media, we approach the cases like five blind men describing an elephant.
CRIME KORTRIJK (BELGIUM)
CASE: 14th of June 2003. Saturday morning. 10u30. Rain. Grey weather. Lange Steenstraat Kortrijk. Three men smash the window of Scaldis, a jewelry store. The shopkeeper shoots all three of them. One dies. How do the people of Kortrijk tell the story? What’s the influence on the city and life in it? How did this change the city? Why did this happen here?