The seven piece ensemble LOL Beslutning (DK, 1990-94) use role playing games and data pooling strategies to construct mini-operas, choral pieces, office performances and lectures. For Speak Local, the group present Destina & Destine and the Eight Eyed Scorpion, an adaptation of Hans Scherfig's satirical novel The Scorpion (1953).
This story - a murder mystery that reveals a political under-world of smuggling, pimping, bureaucracy and endemic police corruption - has its own controversy. In 1979, it was dramatized as a tv-opera by fluxus composer Henning Christiansen - but its first national broadcast was met with such public outcry that it was immediately cancelled. Reworking elements of Christiansen’s score and Scherfig’s novel, LOL Beslutning perform an opera befitting the distraction and scandal of today's political climate.
Curated by Matthew Hanson and Ludovica Parenti.
Followed by a concert.
POOL by Marc Hunziker, Chantal Kaufmann und Rafal Skoczek