Past Performing Arts | Interdisciplinary | Film/Video

BERLIN

Zvizdal: [Chernobyl - so far so close]

US Premiere

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The Belgium-based company BERLIN presents this multimedia work—part documentary film, part diorama-installation, and part performance—that follows a married couple living in solitude ever since their town was evacuated by the nearby Chernobyl disaster. Zvizdal offers an intimate portrait of hope and love between two survivors surrounded by invisible but omnipresent radiation.

The ever-inventive minds behind BERLIN created a stir recently after burying a fake version of a previously stolen painting by Picasso in the Romanian woods as part of a new theater project, True Copy.

Please note: special event parking is available in the Ohio Union Garages on Saturday, January 12.

Berlin two-sided stage setup

Berlin, Zvizdal: [Chernobyl - so far so close]. Photo © Berlin.

Two people sit alone in a field

Berlin, Zvizdal: [Chernobyl - so far so close]. Photo © Frederik Buyckx.

Two-sided screen with audience watching on both sides

Berlin, Zvizdal: [Chernobyl - so far so close]. Photo © Frederik Buyckx.

Two figures sit in a snow-covered scene

Berlin, Zvizdal: [Chernobyl - so far so close]. Photo © Berlin.

Still image of Zvizdal: [Chernobyl - so far so close]

Berlin, Zvizdal: [Chernobyl - so far so close]. Photo © Frederik Buyckx.

Set display from Zvizdal: [Chernobyl - so far so close]

Berlin, Zvizdal: [Chernobyl - so far so close]. Photo © Frederik Buyckx.

Audience watches large two-sided screen

Berlin, Zvizdal: [Chernobyl - so far so close]. Photo © Frederik Buyckx.

Circular set piece of a farm

Berlin, Zvizdal: [Chernobyl - so far so close]. Photo © Berlin.

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