Monday, 15 October 2012

Apocalypse NOW

As in Neue Oper Wien. Here is what their production of Le grand macabre promised:
Much is made in the programme booklet of the cataclysmic events forecast, according to the Mayan calendar, for 21 December of this year, in an essay which cites the Dresden Codex, the 2009 disaster film 2012, and an academic debunking of the date as a cyclical change of calendar.
And delivered:
Nothing however is written about the handcar on which Nekrotzar appears, or the centre-stage train tracks which unmistakably reference one of the most iconic images of the Holocaust, with the Auschwitz-Birkenau gate of death recast as a rainbow.
For more on how this (kind of) worked, click through to Bachtrack. More images after the jump.

Image credit: Armin Bardel

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