Thursday, July 15, 2010

Of Mice and Men

Photos by Philipp Hennig

Of Mice and Men

A performance by Joke Lanz based on fragments of John Steinbecks novel Of Mice and Men, held at Zwielicht/Farbfernseher Berlin on 20th June 2010.

I seen hundreds of men come by on the road and on the ranches, with their bindles on their back and that same damn thing in their heads… every damn one of them’s got a little piece of land in his head. And never a God damn one of them ever gets it. Just like heaven. Everybody wants a little piece of land. I read plenty of books out here. Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land.
-Crooks to Lennie

The predatory nature of human existence.
The destructive imbalance of social power structures in society.
Strength and weakness.
Loneliness and companionship.
Big things and little things.
Dreams and despair.

Thanks to Mareike Lee, Marc Sabat, Hans W. Koch

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