Kamp looks like a children's game, a fantastic replication of a toy village with miniature structures and train tracks and populated by thousands of tiny figurines, taking up the entire REDCAT stage. But, on closer inspection, it becomes clear that Dutch artists Pauline Kalker, Arléne Hoornweg and Herman Helle are depicting the Auschwitz concentration camp — where Kalker's grandfather Joseph Emanuel died in 1943 during World War II. The three artists use music, video and sculpture to create a chilling, live animated film onstage as they move figures of prisoners and Nazi guards around to simulate role calls and even deaths in the notorious camp's gas chambers. The intricately detailed work is both strangely moving and disturbing.
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