Artists, Actors Revive Tarkovsky's 'Stalker'

The interactive part of the glass object will rekindle the atmosphere of this still from "Stalker" Photo: Postimees/Scanpix
9/8/2011 4:34 PM
Category: Culture

Two contemporary artists together with a group of professional actors and theatre students will be giving a series of performances, reenacting scenes from Andrei Tarkovsky's cult film "Stalker" at Tallinn's Rotermann quarter from September 10 to 24.

The Rotermann quarter, a historical industrial area situated between the city center and the port, is the location where one of the most popular scenes of the film was shot.

Tarkovsky’s science fiction movie, which was released in 1979 and partly filmed in Tallinn and its outskirts, is loosely based on the novel "Roadside Picnic" by brothers Boris and Arkady Strugatsky. The film depicts an expedition led by the character Stalker, who brings his clients to a site known as the Zone, which has the supposed potential of fulfilling a person's innermost desires.

Besides being a homage to Tarkovsky's work, by the authors of the project Raoul Kurvitz and Siim-Tanel Annus, the performances will also introduce a larger project which aims to place an interactive glass monument of the car used in one of the scenes in Rotermann. As visitors approach the statue, a number of sensors will react to their movement, recreating the atmosphere in the movie through ambient sounds and special lighting.


Ingrid Teesalu

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