“Ines Ortner’s MFA design thesis project, Hamletmachine, based on the Heiner Müller play, creates a visual world that compels the spectator to re-imagine notions of beauty and horror. These ideas are presented in shifting forms of images presenting the complex body on stage, a process that reflects the political and social context of Müller’s play with similarly uncomfortable tableaux. Ortner mediates the theatrical presentation of horror through a mechanistic lens that reveals the beauty in the unfamiliar and grotesque.”  (read more)

~ Sandra Chamberlain-Snider

MA Theatre Studies UBC Department of Theatre and Film
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