De Klingon Hamletmachine
Performance collective URLAND makes a Dadaistic hommage to The Word via Hamlet, Star Trek and Heiner Müller.
The existence of “The Klingon Hamlet” was a discovery for URLAND. The iconic centre piece of Shakespeare’s oeuvre was translated into Klingon in 1996 (the world’s most successful artificial language from the science-fiction TV series Star Trek). It is an archaicturistic bizarrity that stimulated the imagination of the collective.
URLAND went to Indianapolis, USA to attend the 25th anniversary of The Klingon Language Institute. There they met the inventor of the language, several possessed linguists, and other sweet extremists looking for like-minded people.
URLAND now makes a visual performance about language. URLAND wants to make language tangible: the confusion, the (de-)construction, the beauty and the ugliness.
“Words, words, words.” William Shakespeare
“Mu”, mu “, mu”. Wil’yem Sheq’spir
“My words have nothing to say to me anymore.” Heiner Müller
“Everything has already been said except this.” URLAND