As if in a computer game, they wander like ghosts through ruined cities and restricted zones: small, cuddly skull-and-crossbones figures. Hordes of them are persecuted, banished and forgotten. Heaven has no place for them, but as drowned refugees, they know the seabed better than anyone else. 2062 is a dark view of a world awaiting the next financial crisis, in which borders are redrawn with blood and the old ideals are pulverised into stock exchange data. Karla Kracht and Andrés Beladiez refer to their real-time projected videos as “live cinema”, which they enrich with shadow play to create socio-critical works that fuse animation, performance and installation.
German video artist and illustrator Karla Kracht and Spanish director and lighting designer Andrés Beladiez developed their first joint interdisciplinary multimedia performance in 2013. From the idea of using object and paper installations for cinematic live performances, an independent aesthetic stage language emerged, which is also reflected in the piece 2062, written two years later.
Director, Idea, Concept, Cast: Karla Kracht, Andrés Beladiez · Dramaturgy, Sound: Andrés Beladiez · Set design, Camera, Animation: Karla Kracht
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