19 March 2001
View part of Hamletmachine (RealVideo)
View part of Hamletmachine (photo gallery)
Staging a Revolution by Max Sparber, City Pages, 8/9/00
Everything is Permitted by Max Sparber, City Pages, 8/16/00
-- < Press Release for the Hamletmachine Project. >--
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Gus Lucky's Gallery and the Praxis Group announce the opening of Heiner Müller's Hamletmachine, a multi-media installation of performance video music puppetry sound and the M@chine by the HumanM@chine Fabrication at Gus Luckys Art Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. The full performance schedule is contained below. The Praxis Group and Gus Luckys began a collaborative relationship in October 1999 when the Praxis Group opened its installed performance "Everyone in Lab Coats: A 25 Year Retrospective" at Gus Lucky's Gallery.
" .I'm not Hamlet. I don't take part anymore. My words have nothing to tell me anymore .."
< Hamletmachine > by Heiner Müller >
Written in 1976, Hamletmachine remains,"Müllers most complicated text, and the most difficult to decode" as suggested by translator Carl Weber. After reading the text, The HumanM@chine Fabrication suggests using the following list of terms when describing Hamletmachine: erudite, abstract, esoteric, Kantorian, a cutting-edge tour de force, a whirlwind expose, a radical critique as from the pen of TS Elliot but viewed from a 20th Century wasteland of Post-World War II carnage, an unyielding deconstruction of the modernist positioning of the individual in which a scathing social commentary forces Hamlet and Ophelia outside the text to challenge the efficacy of the intellectual in history as products of their material conditions. And of course, the text is post-modern, so post- its not even conscious of the past that produced a future from the present ..
" ..Blablablablabla .the ruins of Europe in back of me ."
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Non 8-Hour Performance Dates:
< Gus Luckys Art Gallery>
$8 M@chine Entrance Fee.
Special Hamletm@chine Performance:
Window Installation of the < Opheliamachine > at:
< HumanM@chine Fabricators >
< Sound, Video, Internet Feed Machines >
< Performance Machines >
< Installation Art Machine >
< Puppet Machine >
< Costume Machine >
< Properties Machine >
< Dramaturg Machine >
< Stage Manager Machine >
< Additional Direction Machine >
< Box Office Machine>
< Photography Machine>
< Web Machine>
< Original Artwork Machine>
< Director Machine >