2016 THE MECHANICAL PARADISE
set design for THE MECHANICAL PARADISE, at the Metrokino Kulturhaus (Vienna/A), directed by Yosi Wanunu
Concept Yosi Wanunu and Paul Horn
Set design Paul Horn
Set design assistant Saleh Muhamed
Music / Sound Michael Strohmann (b), David Schweighart (git, dr), Ina Ebensberger (hrf)
Written and directed by Yosi Wanunu
Assistant director Isabella-Nora Händler
Production Kornelia Kilga
photos: Sandra Fockenberger
The Mechanical Paradise tells the story of Georges Méliès.
Let us then present a fictional biography of Méliès—a historical novel so to speak—whereat we, as demonstrators, lie to you…. tell a tale, as it’s called . . . . in order to get at the truth. Our story of course is based on facts: however a fact about unexplored territory cannot be anything but misleading. We present, therefore, a fiction that is IN fact: if you follow, we begin advent—adventuring.
The story of Georges Méliès is told via a series of short films created live on stage.
Players Irene Coticchio, Susanne Gschwendtner, Magda Loitzenbauer, Anna Mendelssohn, Markus Zett sowie Ahmet Aggün, Duygu Arslan, Barca Baxant, Kira Fasbender, Isabella-Nora Händler, Sayyed Javid Hakim, Ezatullah Jami, Christina Lindauer, Onur Poyraz, Michael Pöllinger, Melike Yagiz