- Premiere Year 2011
Seaplane Mothership is an apocalyptic review featuring old books, short films, scenes from After The Bomb, pop art science fiction, gnomes and poets.
You will see a self made disaster movie and a series of slides about the beauty of mistakes, and hear extracts from the logbook of the captain of a space ship that lost its way 500 years ago.
All in all, then, an enjoyable evening's entertainment on the fragility of humankind and the devastation of the world.
Hotel Modern won the 2011 VSCD Mime Award for Seaplane Mothership. From the jury report:"In Seaplane Mothership, visual artist and theatre maker Herman Helle is at the centre of a confusing and surprising world. Time and time again the scenes he composes go off balance, and each time they posess a great beauty."
"What starts with the destruction of art culminates in the end of a civilization." (NRC Handelsblad)
"What we're seeing here is thoroughly absurdist, what began as uproarioushly funny starts to grate - is this still funny?" (Parool)
"The message is this: everything dies or breaks down. This simple fact inspired the group to such a diversity of dramatic and visual extravagances that the result is a work of unprecedented originality - one that raises a smile despite the gloomy subject matter. Sometimes nothing can match the beauty of total destruction." (Volkskrant)
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