Cloud Cuckoo Land

  • October 5, 2013 / 14:00
  • October 9, 2013 / 19:00

Director: Amanda Trager, Erik Moskowitz
USA; color, 17’, 2008
English with Turkish subtitles


Moskowitz + Trager's seventeen minute stylized opera follows a family's move to a commune. Non-actors, including the artists themselves, performance artist Joan Jonas, and other friends, each spew forth a chorus of voices (Moskowitz and Trager's singing voices) at an otherworldly tempo in scenes symbolizing contemporary life. The work's title, taken from the Aristophanes playThe Birds, refers to the disillusionment that the family ultimately experiences: In 4th century BC the notion of utopia was also cast into doubt.

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