Presented in May 2015 - Spinnerei - Leipzig

In 2008, CHTO began to write an opera; the “end of history” and the “return of violence “at the dawn of the 21st century were its central themes. After four years of work, The Fall of Fukuyama, an opera-video for four soloists, chorus, and orchestra co-written with composer G. Hetzel, was premiered at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. In it, characters are stuck in airports around the world during the September 11, 2001 attacks. This was for CHTO the birth of a “totem of endings”: an avatar of the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama was created with J. Olender, T. Jorion and A. Fradier. Conceived for the opera, this imperfect, pixelated avatar made with an old computer game software became a migrant doll in CHTO’s work. It moves from medium to medium – video to sculpture to installation. It is a totem through which CHTO stages, continuously, “the death of a spirit, of an obsession.”

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