After three years and three productions, with ~1500 co-creators and 15000 visitors; after countless hours spent and emotions shared; after valuable artistic experiences, and priceless, unique friends made; finally, the very last performance from Satan’s trilogy happened yesterday on December 31st, 2017.
“Art is dangerous, because it connects us human beings in the impossible. Instead of waiting: make! Instead of muteness: speak! Believe in the possibility of change. So, let’s!”
To all of you skillful, dedicated and loveable persons – artists, directors, volunteers, family members and visitors – with whom I’ve shared this adventure, I send a wholehearted THANK YOU!
…and: till next!
accessing the Nameless Storeys
So, last year I joined the crew of 100+ artists who set the scene for Satan’s Democracy; a piece of immersive theatre – equally playful & dead serious – based on Bulgakov’s novel Master and Margarita and inspired by Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More in New York… Three floors of a former office building transmuting in a creative flow of consumeristic debris, human-sized dolls, graffiti galore, UV-light installations and fresh asphalt (not to mention a minor forest of birch-trees)… The construction of my own contribution, the Passage Room, can be seen here. Once, it was a brightly-lit space where office workers gathered around the photocopier; distorted angles, muffling thick felt pieces, semi-transparent shadowscreens and black sand covering the floor turned it into a tiny maze where people actually get lost at times…
The project as a whole was conceived, produced, curated and directed by some truly courageous people: Jimmy Meurling, Py Huss-Wallin and Andreas Blom. They couldn’t foresee it would end up a success, but it did – every single performance got sold-out. Furthermore, the demolishment of the building (scheduled for the summer of 2016) got postponed… so why not keep on playing?
“Woland” tag outside window
Woland Presents: Part Two: Satan’s Delirium… The grand opening was couple of weeks ago, now playing until Dec 31st (a few tickets still available)… The public, provided with masks and flashlights, find their way through a darkness mimicking the satanic delirium of a Prosecutor run amok, haunted by Woland (embodied by Otto Milde and Angela Wand). As for the Passage Room; since four out of five spotlights were removed, it’s really dark… so I have adapted it a bit, mainly by adding more mirror shards.
from the Passage Room, reconditioned October 2016