HDV 01 min 2010
Video by Simon Kane & Susanne Dietz
Sound by Max & Ben Ringham
MONEY takes place in an extraordinary three-storey set built in the centre of an empty warehouse in Bermondsey Street. The audience are led inside, where the action unfolds around, above and below them.
But all is not well with the machine. It hisses steam; over-stressed gears throb and grind beneath our seats. The lights keep going out and the jukebox is on the blink. Meanwhile a strange, feral child is stalking the ventilation ducts...
Inspired by Émile Zola's novel L'Argent - which was in turn inspired by the events surrounding the collapse of the Union Générale - a nineteenth century French banking fiasco.
Dispensing with most of the text, Shunt reshape the work in their inimitable aesthetic of fractured narrative, electrifying imagery and all-out sensory assault.
MONEY is loud, disorientating and absurd - a unique theatrical experience that puts the audience in the thick of it.