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Zachary Oberzan
USA

Your Brother. Remember?

Conceived, Directed, Edited & Performed by Zachary Oberzan

Venue Project Cube
Date 11 Oct - 13 Oct 7.45pm
13 Oct 5.45pm
Duration 60mins (no interval)



Text by Zachary & Gator Oberzan
Featuring Gator Oberzan on video
Light/sound/video Thomas Barcal
Assistant director Nicole Schuchardt

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As children growing up in Maine, Zachary Oberzan and his older brother Gator, used to make home videos parodying scenes from Hollywood movies such as Jean-Claude Van Damme’s karate blockbuster Kickboxer and the cult film Faces of Death. Two decades later, Zack has recreated those films, shot for shot, as precisely as possible, but now seen through a twenty-year lens of emotional and physical wear and tear. One brother became an actor, and one self-destructed.

 
An elaborate experiment using the concept of before- and-after photographs, Your Brother. Remember? splices and dices home videos, Hollywood film footage and live performance. Challenging our expectations, Oberzan depicts the peculiar parallels with the life of their hero Van Damme, and explores how the brothers’ paths diverged from the hopes of their past.
 
Using a personal story as an impulse to call up the human condition, this touching, unique and funny look at innocence and sincerity reveals how these brothers try for one last title shot and redemption.

A CO-PRODUCTION BY KUNSTENFESTIVALDESARTS 2010, NOORDERZON PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL, GRAND THEATER GRONINGEN AND BRUT WIEN.

CONTAINS SCENES OF AN ADULT NATURE.


 
"If you follow Zachary Oberzan down the rabbit hole, you emerge starry-eyed and wondering." NEW YORK TIMES