“How to find order in chaos?”
An audio-visual spectrum of motifs of sailing, hunting, hulls, death, and the industrial era. Melville, Diviš, Boudník. Decomposition!
‘In the early hours of February 9th, I had a dream: a colleague from the Academy, the nicest person I know, arranged for me to be admitted to the strictest psychiatric ward imaginable, promptly and without delay. John reappeared in the dream once more and brought a leather bag with my last hypnotics in it. Were you born? What did you do?’
Moby Dick. A ship called humanity. Where is it sailing to? Breakfast, mast, first dinner. The hierarchy of the crew conquering nature. The deck. How to maintain morale? A blacksmith. The ship’s instruments. Cetology. Fish on a line and fish swimming freely. Is the object of pursuit still there?
‘The ship’s navigator remained alive the longest.’ The perseverance of the one buffeted by waves. A Man-God in struggle against nature! Ahab! Bring on death! A staged essay on darkness.
Season 45: Resources
7 September 2021
17 May 2022
90 min. without an interval
Herman Melville, Rastislav Ballek, Matěj Nytra and Jan Kačena
Marie Kornelová, Stanislav Václav Klíma and Emanuel Vajtauer
Jan Lepšík (Czech) j.h.
Petr Reif (Czech) j.h.