Jérôme Bel, Disabled Theater, Nº26 Kaskade Cinema
In this project he works with the mentally disabled actors of the Theater Hora, based in Zurich.
Intellectual declension – i.e., mental disability – is generally thought of in terms of complete otherness to the condition of the intellectually keen and cultivated public of contemporary art. Jerome Bel chooses to put this handicap at the center of exactly this public´s attention, adopting it as a key to the reading of what enables us to think of a common dimension. He sheds light on the dynamics of exclusion that leads to the marginalization of those considered unabled to produce, exposing how, on the contrary , they are able to question the very mechanisms of representation, and to hint at existence as a non partitioned mode of presence ( text: The Guidebook).
camera, interview, editing kathrin stumreich