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Peak Project

Sebastian Buerkner

UK, 2005
6 minutes, Colour, Stereo, 4:3
Original format: Animation
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

Peak gives a backstage insight into an improbable theatre production. Sets are built, equipment tested and surreal characters rehearse their acts or just kill time. Theatrical visual illusions suggest the possibility of bending time and space, while stage props are alive and form a natural part of the cast. Their arrangements form a collection of allegories in the language of theatrical symbolism; pre-production turns out to be a space where unreal forms can rehearse their future existence. We are left to guess what kind of play they might perform, or when the curtain will rise…