INTERNATIONALES THEATERINSTITUT / MIME CENTRUM BERLIN

MEDIATHEK

FÜR TANZ

UND THEATER

MCB-TV-2745

Truckers and Trackers - Alien unmade

Autorenschaft
Beschreibung

For TRUCKERS AND TRACKERS, ON AIR invited screenwriter Mark Johnson to
crossbreed key genre sources, such as Bill Lancaster’s THE THING screenplay
and Dan O’Bannon’s original script for ALIEN, with themes from his own work.
The blend of fascination and horror evoked by the idea of a “close encounter” is arguably rooted in the fear of the uncontrollable other. In movies, this phobia tips into survivalist hysteria when the confrontation is confined to an inescapable place, such as a spaceship (Alien) or a lonely Antarctic research facility (The Thing). These claustrophobic locations
function ideally as metaphors for the human body and mind.

When “some thing” penetrates this human territory, a being with the capacity to violate
and transform the human body, the panic reaction is to isolate, quarantine, eradicate.
But who carries the threat? Who should be locked-up, re-categorized, terminated?
And how can anyone be sure the threat won’t return?

Regie
Gruppe / Compagnie / Ensemble
Darsteller
Neal Wach
Standorte
MCB
Aufnahmedatum
Montag, 01. Januar 2007
Stadt
Berlin
Land
DE
Länge
65 min
Schlagworte