BEAT FURRER: Begehren (DVD)
Libretto according to texts of Ovid, Vergil, Hermann Broch,
Cesare Pavese and Günter Eich.
With the co-operation of Christine Huber and Wolfgang Hofer.
Fabien Chas, Annabel Cuny
Corinna D’Angelo, Michaela Isabel Fünfhausen
Ziv Frenkel, Johanna Hegenscheidt Bibiana
Jimenez Przemyslaw Kubicki, Oliver Meyer, Ronaldo Navarro
Lorenz Orth, Marco A. Queiroz, Remo Rostagno
Yoshiko Waki, Elisa Zucchetti
Two figures, a man and a woman. Nameless protagonists. Not a couple, much more passersby in a contemporary world of passageways, at the horizons of which mythical images from the story of Orpheus and Eurydice shimmer through. The entrance to Hades. The forbidden glance. The wrong move. Two figures, then: divided/united in search of their (mutual?) lost time, history and experience. Two attempts to look behind existence. Two attempts, through memory and repetition, to discover anew forgotten utopias in the light of desire. A hope which remains unfulfilled to the last. Vain parallel actions in the shadow of isolation. (Self-)encounters do not happen. What remains is the darkness of (un)lived moments. And the form of the question: is there a way out of this solitary path? Through desire? ....