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Hilum - Les Antliaclastes at the ICA, London (SOLD OUT)

by Suzanne on January 20th, 2011

Dear Peoples of The Interweb. What happens if Shen Shaomin meets John Hunter meets the Brothers Quay meets Jan Švankmajer meets my dreams? Patrick Sims found the answer:

Hilum part I (1+2) from franck littot on Vimeo.

Hilum part I/3 from franck littot on Vimeo.

"A micro comic-tragedy based on the cycles of the washing machine and set in the basement of a rundown museum of natural history. Orphaned and cut off from the ordered kingdom of curiosities upstairs, the cast of nursery rhyme characters, cartoon images, and mischievous urchins turn playtime into a theatre of cruelty. Whites mix with colours, delicates get hot washed, and a monstrous big toe devours holes in the socks. [...]"

(ICA programme text)

I have absolutely nothing to add to this other than:

WHY THE FUCK, ICA, IS THIS ALREADY SOLD OUT WHEN IT IS BLATANTLY OBVIOUS THAT I, SUZANNE D GERBER, NEEDS TO SEE THIS?! YES? VHAT? >_<