A micro comic-tragedy, a miniature fantasy-land, distorting and disturbing. Part of London International Mime Festival.
Hilum – Les Antliaclastes at ICA
In the world of Hilum, the reality is ordered by the cycles of a washing machine.
Orphaned and cut off from the ordered kingdom of curiosities upstairs, the cast of nursery rhyme characters, cartoon images, and mischievous urchins turn playtime into a theatre of cruelty.
Whites mix with colours, delicates get hot washed, and a monstrous big toe devours holes in the socks.
Conceived and directed by Patrick Sims, formerly creative director of Buchinger’s Boot Marionettes whose Armature of the Absolute was a sold out hit at the Festival in 2009.
This was the debut performance by Les Antliaclastes. I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of them.