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Monster Cabaret

17 - 22 April 2018
Teatro Gerolamo
Piazza Ceasare Beccaria 8, Milan

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern by Daniel Libeskind

The two pieces are called Rosencrantz and Guildenstern like the characters from Shakespeare´s Hamlet. They were born as grey clay statues and transformed into beautiful glass objects.

Bio

Daniel Libeskind is an international architect and designer of Polish origin. He links the emotional charge of architecture with philosophy, art, literature and music. He embraces the notion that buildings are crafted with perceptible human energy, thus addressing the wider cultural context within which they are built. He was born in Łódź in 1946.

There was no initial drawing, sketch or 3D model. The idea was developed in Daniel Libeskind´s head and materialized directly in his hands. “I sat down at the table in a hotel in Vienna with a bucket of clay and a kitchen knife. I began to sculpt and four hours later they were there,” said about the creation of monsters Libeskind.

The two pieces are called Rosencrantz and Guildenstern like the characters from Shakespeare´s Hamlet. They were born as grey clay statues and transformed into beautiful glass objects. Their final form fascinates onlookers by its color changeability. “The luminosity and changing colors are the surprising voice of the Monsters!” adds their creator.

My monsters

What are your private monsters?

The monster of Impatience.

What monsters were you afraid as a child?

The first monster that I felt were the unknown figures lurking in my courtyard in Poland. In the grey skies of Communism everyone seemed as shadows.

What are the most frightening monsters of today?

Monsters are universal and eternal.

Find your monsters

Teatro Gerolamo

Piazza Cesare Becaria 8, Milan

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