Bydlo - DVD
Like a dream in the morning mist, a mighty ox emerges from
the rain-soaked earth dragging the remnants of an old cart. A prisoner of its
yoke, the great beast pulls its heavy load, which carries within it a greedy
and angry nation of people—a hungry parasite that saps its energy and consumes
its body and soul.
An allegory of mankind heading for disaster, Bydlo
is a tragic vision inspired by the fourth movement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures
at an Exhibition. Drawing on the composer’s brilliant ability to evoke
work and labour in his music, Patrick Bouchard brings the earth to life
through animated clay sculptures, creating a concrete and terrifying world, a
tactile nightmare in which man is his own slave driver.
2012, 08 min 53 s
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