A steampunk theatre play extravaganza. With puppets!
monochrom try to reinterpret
the steampunk genre in form of a steamy puppet extravaganza. A journey
into the backwaters of imagination!
First presented at 24C3,
Berlin, December 2007.
In 1887 the Indian Empire of the British Nation was formed. How did
that happen you ask? A good question, deserving of a good answer and,
although the Britons don’t like to talk about it, the incident
uprooted some entrenched colonial mindsets. Indeed, Samosas proved to
be more tasteful than Fish and Chips, and the importance of the nation
states was in decline, anyways.
The true masters of the times were the powerful steam barons, men who
controlled the planet by controlling the energy. Their boots were placed
firmly on the necks of the people they ruled. People who gladly payed
for the privilege. Woe be to those foolish enough to tamper with their
patents… the results were… well… let us just say that
those foolhardy wretches would most certainly NOT be enjoying their
final rest under a standard tombstone.
Energy was what mankind needed, hungered for, lusted after... energy.
For airboats and cellular calculation machines, for geostationary weather
factories and the energy to fuel the Infodampfbahn, the transcontinental
Societal business as usual. But can there be a better tomorrow?
Video of puppet show in 16:9
/ AAC-LC / H.264 (Base Profile, iPod-compatible) ~ file
/ Vorbis / H.264 (Main Profile, 8 B-Frames) ~ torrent
Roland Gratzer, Johannes Grenzfurthner, Evelyn Fuerlinger, David Dempsey,
Sean Bonner, Harald Homolka List, Dan Kaminsky, Bre Pettis, Clemens Kindermann, Franz Ablinger
and Guenther Friesinger.
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