2018 THE WHALE THAT SWALLOWED AUSTRIA
set design for THE WHALE THAT SWALLOWED AUSTRIA, at the MQW attic (Vienna/A), directed by Yosi Wanunu
Cast Didi Bruckmayr (Fuckhead), Anna Mendelssohn, Susanne Gschwendtner, Isabella-Nora Händler, Peter Stamer, Melike Yagiz, Barca Baxant, Duygu Arslan, Onur Poyraz
Music Michael Strohmann (Fuckhead), Didi Kern (Fuckhead), Didi Bruckmayr, Peter Stamer
Interior design Paul Horn
Coworkers interior design Armin Spitzer, Christina Lindauer, Saleh Muhamed, Götz Bury, Lotte Lyon, Paulina Semkovicz, Roland Schmidt
Director’s assistant Shabnam Chamani
Concept / Text / Director Yosi Wanunu, Peter Stamer
Production Kornelia Kilga
photos: Sandra Fockenberger
Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the Moby Dick ride, the Austrian version. In the period just preceding the Second World War, the famous American film director John Huston created a masterpiece based on a book by the same name. One of the film’s stars was a little known Austrian actor who goes by the name: Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln.
Moby Dick tells the story of Captain Ahab and his vendetta against Moby Dick, the great white whale responsible for taking his leg. But, Ladies and gentlemen, today Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln flips the story on its tail. What you are about to see will cause you to reflect. Can such things happen, even in the dark roofs of Vienna? Can such things be allowed to occur? Can such people be allowed to be what they are, do what they do, frighten whom they frighten?