The Bolaño Project – An Introduction is a performance-style introduction into the universe of Roberto Bolaño, an approximation of this novel of the century and an idea how it might be possible to bring the extensive work to the stage: by dissecting it into its five original pieces, by having it interpreted by five artists from five different disciplines. For the opening night, Laia Fabre and Thomas Kasebacher have chosen an element to be found in all parts of the book: fauna. The whole book is populated by countless four-legged friends as metaphors, insults, pet names or simply as what they are. The animals are also a metaphor for the big issues that Bolaño tackles in his novel and that make it so timeless: violence, sex and the friction between reality and fiction.
Laia Fabre and Thomas Kasebacher are creating the first try out themselves and the complete work will be presented in its entirety in autumn 2016.