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Synaesthetic Theatre's ROT
Synaesthetic Theatre's ROT
Synaesthetic Theatre's ROT


04/15/99 - 04/24/99

Surf Reality
172 Allen Street
New York City, NY

1 hour, 10 minutes

ROT is an intricate multimedia performance based on characters and text from Franz Kafka's The Trial. K is accused -- his life is evidence and his fantasies testify against him. Called to account for his actions and intentions by a nightmare bureaucracy, Josef K falters before the Law, and stumbles upon the ugly answers to questions he never thought to ask. With the fluidity of a dream, ROT follows the descent of K and reflects the fears/desires that propel us all toward decay. Film inspired by Fritz Lang's Metropolis and 1940's film noir interacts with live video, sampled sound, and physical performance to reshape and re-invent K's reality in his quest for judgment.

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