"HERE IS AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM."
This saying, this metaphor is familiar. But if a metaphor becomes literally does it stop being a metaphor?
A judge is talking to an elephant in the room and tries to set him free by making him a visible and real creature, a person infront of the human right.
A text about the inconsistency of reality.
In the role of the judge: Oscar Langerbeck
Others: The Elephant in the Room
"Is that a distraction tactic?"
(Janne Wagner, team for guided tours HfbK Graduate Show 2022, about "The Emancipation of the Elephant an the Room")
(The lecture performance is available in German language only.)
Oscar Langerbeck (actor) reads "The Emancipation ot the Elephant in the Room", 15 min, Hamburg University of Fine Arts/GER, 2022
Pia Schmikl (artist, author, director) wears a hand-knitted elephant t-shirt, Hamburg University of Fine Arts/GER, 2022
end of the lecture performance "The Emancipation ot the Elephant in the Room", 15 min, Hamburg University of Fine Arts/GER, 2022
The Elephant in the (public) Room, photo: Anna-Maria Bogner, Kai Jelinek
The Elephant in the (public) Room, photo: Mareike Ballerstedt, Stefan Wilde