SANDMANDEN by Christian Lollike

A universe of delusions and disturbing future scenarios


SANDMANDEN Sort/hvid 2022 © Rumle Skafte


By Christian Lollike after E.T.A. Hoffmann
1 F / 2 M
Danish text

The Sandman in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1817 tale throws sand in the eyes of children who do not want to sleep until their eyes begin to bleed and fall out of their heads. In Christian Lollike’s retelling, the triangular drama about the doubtful Nathanael, the visionary Lothar and his well-meaning sister Clara has become an anxious and tantalizing depiction of the power relationship between humans and technology and of a society where the truth is negotiable. Is the free will an illusion? And should one fight or surrender? The young Nathanael falters, and with the fickleness comes madness. A grotesque universe of delusions and disturbing future scenarios.

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