As one of more than 120 artists, I have contributed to the trilogy Satan’s Democracy, Satan’s Delirium and Satan’s Death; an immersive theatre and art manifestation, extended over three years and 3500 square metres… where my part has been the continuous development of the Passage Room on 3rd floor – neighbouring the distorted forest, the home of the sweatshop workers, the Prime Minister’s bedroom and the cursed flat of Woland.
Welcome to take a stroll inside the house (as of 2015) …and don’t miss the video message of the great & late Woland (embodied by Angela Wand):
Passage Room part 3, Satan’s Death (2017)
photo credit: What Took You So Long 2017
In preparation for Satan’s Death, the massive scenography was completely whitewashed (with the exception of a few hidden spaces, such as the Passage Room). In this pale limbo, only one actor remained: Woland. On the other hand, the audience were encouraged to take active part in transforming the settings – as did we, the artists. Meanwhile, four musicians – allocated in places far away from each other, but connected over FM radio – performed a piece, written for the occasion and broadcasted live in the headphones offered to every visitor. Impersonating Lussi, the Black Bride of the North, I learned the basics of performance – walking the corridors and offering visitors food and soil from my compost, that warm and living body…
photo credits slideshow: Mia Malcyone
Passage Room part 2, Satan’s Delirium (2016)
In the second part of Satan’s trilogy, the audience followed the Prosecutor’s delirical memories, in a path laid out over three storeys and served along with a three-course meal. As the 150+ rooms were blackened out – in order to be explored mainly by torchlight – the Passage Room was upgraded with mirror shards from the ceiling to the floor… but otherwise left more or less intact.
Passage Room part 1, Satan’s Democracy (2015)