Thomas Bo Nilsson – the director of Cellar Door and Meat – returns to Schauspielhaus Vienna with his new installation Jinxxx. Get a first glimpse on his new play by watching the trailer shot by Luca Fuchs.
A lonely country road. In the middle of nowhere, night, far away from the city, a transit route close to the border of a country. The only sign of civilisation: a motorway services, red fluorescent lights in the window of a dreary club are blinking rhythmically and tiny cubicles are available for relaxation, alone or accompanied. Those who enter a cubicle without “support“ are provided with video footage that will help their imagination. No one will check who will meet there – one enjoys quickly, pays and hits the road. But where do the films that are shown for entertainment come from? And what are they actually showing?
After Cellar Door this is Thomas Bo Nilsson’s and his team’s second production at Schauspielhaus Vienna. Their performance-installation had transformed the whole building in Porzellangasse in spring 2016 and turned it into an accessible cosmos, the labyrinthian underworld of a provincial village. Complemented by short films and an online presence that allowed various interactions with the performers, the Cellar Door tryptich depicted a disturbing panorama of a brutalized society where the border between reality and virtuality is blurry.
Different from his first exuberant installations with more than 40 performers, this time Thomas Bo Nilsson chooses an intimate form for his second production at Schauspielhaus. With a group of five performers he enters an enigmatic, claustrophobic net of dependencies, hatred and psychological decline. Once again he is dealing with how interhuman communication, the possibility to communicate about your own life with others, is becoming more and more virtual and is creating a scenery of isolation.