Mr Skeleton

  • Martin Zimmermann

    Switzerland

    Video installation

  • 36mn
    Ages 12 and up
    Under the big top
    Free
  • Movie
© Augustin Rebetez

Presentation

This unusual collaboration between Augustin Rebetez and Martin Zimmermann draws upon the silent film tradition to develop a collection of exceptionally comical sequences. The 12 black-and-white short episodes are filmed in stop-motion and embrace a DIY aesthetic that is both spontaneous and stunning. They present different characters, all played by Martin Zimmermann. Whether they are refugees, farmers, doctors, gallery owners, or bank robbers, they are all terrible frauds. The viewer will find the most cunning of them all, Mr. Skeleton, in each episode.

Characters, staging, and performance Martin Zimmermann
Images, production, and editing Augustin Rebetez
Sound Pascal Lopinat
Installation Martin Zimmerman and Augustin Rebetez
Photographs Augustin Rebetez
Construction and cinema architecture Ingo Groher

 

Production Martin Zimmermann | MZ Atelier / Studio Augustin Rebetez Coproduction Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, Tanzhaus Zurich. The films were shot in Switzerland and Hong Kong. All rights reserved - Martin Zimmermann and Augustin Rebetez. Martin Zimmermann benefits from a cooperative grant contract supported by the Zurich cultural affairs office, the cultural affairs department of the Canton of Zurich, and the Pro Helvetia arts council. He serves as an associate artist at the maisondelaculture de Bourges – national theater and at the Tanzhaus Zürich.

"We are invited into a complete universe, one that is both grating and good-natured."

Le Temps

Martin Zimmermann grew up in Switzerland. After an apprenticeship as a set designer in Zurich, he graduated from the CNAC national circus center in Paris. For more than 20 years, he has been inventing, choreographing, and directing a visual and physical theater that is performed without words. His creations feature a mix of circus, dance, theater, and spectacular stage installations that has enchanted audiences all over the world.

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