Der Bau

By Isabelle Schad and Laurent Goldring, 19 November 2015 (7.30 p.m.)

Der Bau (The Burrow) is a continuation of a work started in 2008 that manifested itself concretely in Unturtled #1 through #4. In this series of pieces, the costume was considered as a transitional object: at once a prosthesis of the missing last layer of the body, and simultaneously the first encompassing external space. The costume as organ makes possible an exploration of the body and the space around it can generate, as space, as a stage and as a scenography.

Pictures by Laurent Goldring ©

Kafka’s novella Der Bau, in which the burrow is described as a space deriving from the body itself, yet still belonging to it — bearing the form, traces, odors, wastes and reserves, hope and despair — seemed a good basis for further explorations of conceiving this new relationship between body and space. The creation process revealed that space itself is an organ, and it should be seen as an extension, a prolongation of the body. Rilke’s statement, that Rodin does not sculpt the body, but the spaces around them, can serve as the guideline to understand this idea. A two-dimensional, planar, fluid space was built of large sheets of fabric. These external tissues are dealt with like internal tissues and they respond in a surprisingly alive manner, at the same time as part of the body, as a shell, and as a partner.

Date and time
19 November 2015, 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.

Tickets are available at the event, payable by cash.
Ticket : THB 600 regular / THB 300 students / THB 400 professional artists / THB 400 audiences younger than 27

It is highly recommended to make a reservation by e-mail ( in advance.

Sodsai Pantoomkomol Center for Dramatic Arts, Chulalongkorn University (show map)

Isabelle Schad and Laurent Goldring