Hotel Modern: KAMP

Hotel Modern: KAMP


“Astonishing… Ingenious…a handcrafted multimedia gem”
Los Angeles Times on The Great War, in which the company depicted World War I at REDCAT in 2015 

“An extraordinary and overwhelming spectacle.” —Le Monde

'Roll call' scene from Kamp from Hotel Modern on Vimeo.


The entire stage is filled with an elaborate and meticulously rendered scale model of buildings, train tracks, and thousands of miniature figurines, which are artfully manipulated by Dutch visual and performing artists Pauline Kalker, Arléne Hoornweg and Herman Helle, as they recreate a miniature depiction of the place where Kalker’s grandfather spent his final days: Auschwitz.

Critics and audiences around the world have been awestruck and profoundly moved by the way the performance collective Hotel Modern makes the unimaginable imaginable: a deliberate atrocity of mass murder, committed in a city built especially for this purpose.

Large video projection shows live footage of the meticulous and wordless object theater, as the performers move the figures and set pieces, filming them like giant war reporters with micro cameras. The handcrafted scene of a horrific concentration camp becomes a posthumous memorial for Kalker’s grandfather and millions of others, as we bear witness to a the processes and mechanisms of this factory of systematic torture and murder.

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THU 9/20
8:30 pm
FRI 9/21
8:30 pm
$27 $22$14 
SAT 9/22
8:30 pm
$37 $30 $19
SUN 9/23
7:00 pm
$37 $30 $19 

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff