- Recommended age: 12+
- Notice: racy and a bit spooky
- Tickets: free access
Mr. Skeleton" is a quirky collection of wonderfully funny moments without words in the format of 12 short films. Inspired by classic silent films, the individual stop-motion episodes follow a rock aesthetic and take a glance at present times with a wink. In his collaboration with Augustin Rebetz the multi-disciplinary artist Martin Zimmermann draws on choreography, set design, direction, and performance. Zimmermann embodies all the whimsical characters on screen himself: Malicious rogue or fearsome crook - on the run, as a farmer, doctor, gallery owner or bank robber. The most guileful of his figures, Mr. Skeleton, is always part of the action and game. With crushing vengeance and other nasty pleasures, of all people, it is always him: the worst of all, who has the last laugh. Come and enter this heartily dark chaos!
Figures, Direction and Presentation Martin Zimmermann | Image, Direction and Cut Augustin Rebetez | Ton Pascal Lopinat | Installation Martin Zimmermann, Augustin Rebetez | Fotography Augustin Rebetez | Construktion and cinema architecture Ingo Groher | Production Martin Zimmermann | MZ Atelier / Studio Augustin Rebetez | Co-Production Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, Tanzhaus Zürich (Associated Artist) | Funding Stadt Zürich, Kanton Zürich und Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung
The films were shot in Switzerland and Hong Kong.
Martin Zimmermann is supported by the cooperative funding agreement of the City of Zurich Culture, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council. Martin Zimmermann is Associated Artist at maisondelaculture de Bourges / Scène Nationale and at Tanzhaus Zürich. All rights reserved - Martin Zimmermann and Augustin Rebetez