kantor`s camera

22 May 2009 | by | In process

I’ve been thinking about the drawings that Tadeusz Kantor made for his plays. In “Water Hen” the audience entered through the cloak room,  being winter they took off their coats and were given ‘keys’ or costumes, for example, orthodox Jewish outfits – they were asked at various times to be spectators in the play.

The play itself, by Witkiewicz, took place behind large barn-like doors. Periodically Kantor would go through the doors and pick a ‘character’ from the play and bring them to the audience.  What was curious was that they all had components of the set inside them, as if their bodies and the set were fused together.

Today we spent a long time working on viewpoints and I thought of his special camera.

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