Strategies of over-affirmation in the works of Monster Truck
Video Lecture from Manuel Gerst/Monster Truck
Instead of the planned live presentation of the interactive performance “Encore”, director Manuel Gerst presents works by the performance group Monster Truck. Here, the focus is on the ambivalent power relationship of the actors on and behind the stage. Who determines what is played by whom? Who is in charge and why? Who is allowed to look at whom? In recent years, Monster Truck has increasingly worked on discriminatory formats such as the freak show or the peoples’ show and satirically exaggerated them. A game with clichés, attributions and their deconstruction emerges, in which the audience is thrown back on itself in its role as observer. The pleasure of the spectacle and its critical questioning are in a permanent tension. Instead of pointing the finger at others, Monster Truck makes itself part of the problem. Let the games begin.
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