mu’ mu’ mu’, the movie

Performance collective URLAND created a Dadaistic homage to the Word through Hamlet, Star Trek and Heiner Müller. Available from June 21st on a laptop near you.

Mu’ means ‘words’ in Klingon and ‘nothing’ in Japanese. The last year consisted of a lot NOTHING. Our tour of the extraterrestrial language show mu’ mu’ mu’ has twice been cancelled due to Covid. Now, together with filmmaker Huub Laurens we translate the performance to the screen. We are proud, big time, that there is a massive SOMETHING, an on demand downloadable artefact. Join URLAND tripping from the Klingon Language Institute in America to an empty stage in Theater Rotterdam.

‘What is dada? An artform? A philosophy? A politics? A virus? A livestream? Is dada real energy? Or is it Nothing at all, and thus, Everything?’ (freely quoted from Raoul Hausmann)

If you follow the link in the title (scroll down to documentation), you will go directly to the film via the Vimeo website. There you log in with your Vimeo account. Don’t have an account with Vimeo yet? Then you can create it directly with your Facebook or Google account or with your email address.



Concept and performance by URLAND Ludwig Bindervoet, Thomas Dudkiewicz, Marijn Alexander de Jong, Jimi Zoet
Videography and editing Huub Laurens
Video in-performance Peter van Til
Dramaturgy Tobias Kokkelmans
Masks Julia Warmerdam, Leo Maliepaard
Costumes Kostuumatelier Theater Rotterdam (Karin van der Leeuw & Erik Bosman)
Production manager Sarah Steeman
Graphic design Ruben Verkuylen
Photography Sandra Zegarra Patow
PR and publicity Esra J. Merkel
Business manager Jens Besse
Technique Denzo Theatertechniek (André Goos), Jaap Schledorn
Translation Die Hamletmaschine into Klingon Lieven L. Litaer
Production URLAND
Coproduction Theater Rotterdam
URLAND is funded by City of Rotterdam (Gemeente Rotterdam) and Dutch Performing Art Fund (Fonds Podiumkunsten)

Special thanks to

Marc Okrand, The Klingon Language Institute, Marvin van den Berg & Jimmy Niesen