„As a genre, the Western is a dance on the gravestone of Heroes“. (N. Grob, B. Kiefer)
A Wild West Show inspired the initial situation of Hero. In the script, however, two levels – ’narrative‘ and ’show acts‘ – develop parallel to each other. The Story: A wandering Jew from Brooklyn (in the style of Old Shatterhand) reads, plays and sings his tale from inexperienced greenhorn to hero and legend. His story is a journey through harsh landscapes and harsher encounters. His goal is to find Winnetou, whose image appeared to him in a dream. He is on the hunt for an image, an exotic idea. But things go constantly wrong. And when they finally meet each other, there is bitter disappointment.
With text from Winnetou by Karl May, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, and various Western film scripts, Frauke Havemann and Neal Wach have assembled a ride through the Wild West, on the fantasy trail of “Hero”.
Performer, Textmontage: Neal Wach
Director, Text Montage: Frauke Havemann
Video, Audio, Live Edit: Eric Schefter
Sponsored by the Cultural Advisory Council , Mitte, Berlin.