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Press Release

Im Schatten der Made
June 30 –
August 12, 2011

Im Schatten der Made (In the Shadow of the Maggot), 2010

74:16 minutes

Written and directed by John Bock.

With: John Bock, Matti Isan Blind, Heiner Franzen, Friederike Kempter, Adrian Lohmueller, Linnart Schneider.

Camera: Rene Gorski

Music: Richard Siedhoff

Produced by John Bock, Anton Kern Gallery, Museum Tinguely & Universal Museum Graz.

 

Styled after 1920s German Expressionist films, Im Schatten der Made (In the Shadow of the Maggot) tells the story of an artificial creature, an automaton that is created from biological materials and resembles a human. For falling in love with a human, the android is brutally punished and destroyed, while his human lover Merle is incarcerated and humiliated. In great secrecy, Merle attempts to recreate her loverʼs body out of saliva and bread with surprising consequences…

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