Von Krahl Theatre
Written by: Department Of Desire (DOD)
Director: Mart Koldits
Designer, costume designer and sound designer: DOD
Lighting designer: Oliver Kulpsoo
“I believe in
reality, but I know that the believer in me is constructed. My life
story changes according to the changes in the script. Everything is
planned. All I have left are precisely timed movements and everyday
phrases. The film crew behind the scene works like clockwork. The
cameras capture me from the right angles. I do not need to worry. The
role suits me perfectly. I do not know how it ends. But I do know how
philosopher Jean Baudrillard talked about three types of simulacra.
In the first, the image imitates reality, in the second, it replaces
reality and in the third, the image and the reality become
inseparable. The director Mart Koldits and a group of scenographers
and cinematographers create a performance with stage models, cameras
and screens which devours the audience.
Inspired by the cult film “The Matrix” by the Wachowski brothers, “Simulacrum” is built from blocks of real life – the veracity of this piece of fiction cannot be contested. There are no actors but the members of the audience become heroes. Voluntarily, of course.
In 2011, the same artistic collective created the performance “Department of Desire” which mixes theatre with live film. “Simulacrum” is its long-awaited sequel.