Produced by: CalArts Center for New Performance, more information at centerfornewperformance.org. “HA-M-LET” is a multimedia performance housed within a projection cube. With materials sourced from Shakespeare’s play, internet culture, home videos, and 3D animation, artist/performer Peter Mark grapples with tumbling thoughts and images that reach a vivid state of saturation. Themes of madness, deceit, and familial conflict take digital form – shifting at a rate that pays homage to Hamlet’s own velocity of thought. The artist’s Brazilian parents appear in the roles of King, Queen, and Ghost, rendering a conflict both textual and real – simultaneously liberated and confined by layers of media.
“Shakespeare’s text can meet whatever you throw at it. And that includes GIFs, memes, and the most contemporary images.” — Peter Mark
Performance in English and Portuguese, with translation into Romanian and English