Medienkunst und Co Konzept: Hiroko Tanahashi
Medienkunst und Programmierung: Yoann Trellu
The main idea of Palahniuk’s tale is that of the alienated individual, Jack. He works in a completely boring office job. He has no emotional connection to his work. As a result, he is increasingly haunted by insomnia and apathy. He eventually finds a way to regain emotional activity by joining self-aid groups of ill individuals. The next step is to actually form a group himself, the Fight Club, where men live out their aggressions and experience pain. Over time, this club turns into a terrorist group (the so called “Project Mayhem”). Jack’s partner on the Fight Club is Tyler Durden. Tyler is everything that Jack wants to be: reckless, cool, smart, attractive, winning. At the end we learn, that Tyler IS Jack.
" Fight Club” is about schizophrenia. “Fight Club: A Chorus” translates this schizophrenia to its cast. All performers are Jack who is Tyler Durden.
Our performance deals with the tension of protagonist and chorus by jamming these categories into one. The famous “15 minutes” of fame that Andy Warhol once coined will be reduced to 1 minute of special attention for each performer ï¼ before she or he blends into the chorus. The show presents the built-up of a massive, powerful chorus ï¼ from an empty stage to a completely full, overpopulated tableau of 48 bodies.