Buster’s Headache

The performance centers around two short movies by Buster Keaton – “One Week” and “Neighbors”. The movies are projected on a large screen and simutaneously an action takes place on stage. In addition a video treatment of the movies is projected on a second large screen and runs simultaneously to the Keaton movies and to the action on stage.
The evening has 2 parts, each part connected to one movie. In the first part the origninal sound track is played over the loud speakers in the second part a totally new music is written and played live accompaning the silent movie. The text appears via head phones sporadically and with no particular order. It is mainly a conversation by artists concerning the subject of art.

Performed by Claribel Koss, Hänsel Bickel, Nicole Kolisch
Music by Michael Strohmann
Video by Mathias Gmachl
Directed and designed by Yosi Wanunu
Produced by Kornelia Kilga

Production dates: March 13 – 23, 2002, dietheater Konzerthaus, Vienna