Monster Cabaret

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

Hanging Monster Moral by Stephen Hamel

Swako the Swanlake, Max the Murcielago, Tommy the Tomatokiller – They are symbols of bad behaviour but also fighters against it.


Stephan Hamel was born in Bangkok in 1962 to Austrian father and Italian mother. He studied in two countries and speaks five languages. He works as an international design consultant. Hamel is renowned for his ability to create experience, bringing together the right designers to move a company into the limelight and sell products. He joined forces with Lasvit and work as its brand development director.

„The monstrous attitude that humanity tends to develop should be molded into the statue of a monster to remind us of the potential effects of our actions. Monsters are a symbol to save us from our own very worst development,” says Hamel.

Swako the Swanlake refers to the ancient monster Swako, who used to have precise devastating power to destroy human taste.

Max the Murcielago keeps balance in society and Tommy the Tomatokiller.

Tommy is a guardian who keeps an eye on food and prevents it from becoming a monster.

My monsters

What are your private monsters?

My private What monster is the fear of misinterpretation.

What was the monster you were afraid of in your childhood?

The Marabu. It scared me enormously, since I didn´t know what it was I was afraid. Ignorance is tremendous.

What are the most frightening monsters of today?

Bad taste is a really horrible thing. It is a phenomenon that manifests as a disease and get into all fields of interest, from aesthetics to politics and behavior.

Find your monsters

Teatro Gerolamo

Piazza Cesare Becaria 8, Milan


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