The multidisciplinary performance is inspired from the short script “The Malady of Death” of Maguerite Duras. “It’s a story about a man who hires a woman to stay with him so that he can learn about love.” The intoxicating element, rather, is provided by the neutral, unidentified and half-asleep narrator’s voice. Marguerite Duras’s original text is selected by the memory of the actor by writing the French text on the mirror and projection to visualizing another side of the story to homosexuality world. Cracked acrylics sheets hang likes the clear wall, and the actor is writing on it, to divide the audience. The performance is just likes a collage of dreams about sex, love, guiltiness, and the obsession about the text from “The Malady of Death”. The performance is crossing by 3 languages, French, Japanese and Thai, but it doesn’t matter if the audience could understand text or not. It’s about listening and feeling the journey to the dream.
兩個人身處在一起，就能學會愛嗎？迷離的紅色，暈染整個空間，收音機裡的流行音樂斷續漂浮，破碎的透明壓克力逐漸寫滿法國作家莒哈絲《死之惡疾》The Malady of Death的文字。語言已不再重要，整場演出是一個文字嗜食者關於性、愛、罪的夢境拼貼。
Named after the central district of Bangkok where the art space located, a 5-story multiplex Thong Lor Art Space is run by a group of young blood who dedicated to offer quality program for art and living since 2014. Thong Lor Art Space is pint-sized playhouse for ambitious visionaries, also offers international program annually in Low Fat Art Fest. “LA MALADIE DE L'AMOR : Detoxification of a Heart” is a directed by the art space artistic Leon Unaprom whose artistic background from is based on theatre design. Built around their love and interest for Marguerite Duras, the project is portrayed by artist, actor and literature professor, Banthun Ratmanee.
Director & Scenographer: WASURAT UNAPROM
Actor & Script Writer: BANTHUN RATMANEE
Actor: YUKA EHARA
Assistant Directer & Stage Manager: PORNTEP PETCHSUMRIT
Visual Designer: NUTTAMON PRAMSUMRAN
Photo Credit: PORNTEP PETCHSUMRIT
In English, French, Japanese without surtitles.
Special Notes 注意事項
■ The age guidance for this production is 18+.
■ Performed without intermission.