Pei Ling Wong
Mottram's Organillo tells the story of reproduction. The idea is
to represent sex and reproduction in underwater scenes using puppets
and mechanical scenery.
is truly an exquisite experience to witness ovulation, spermatogenesis
and egg fertilization in a new light. The simple setting uses music
and lighting to communicate the events reasonably well. As a Freudian
inspired play, it is both magical and surreal.
the occasional falling behind of the recorded background music takes
some of the magic away. The audience is also sometimes left in the
dark or with a particular routine scene for a tad too long.
the whole performance is the music piece composed by Sebastian Castagna
for an organillo. This mechanical street organ could not be more
fitted to this purpose, not less because of its name. It is cleverly
devised (albeit requiring a certain amount of manpower) to churn
out music which conveys innocence and calm.
is an enchanting experience but definitely has room for improvement.
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