The staircase of the Pinakothek der Moderne is a mountain on the island of Yakushima in Japan. Dancer Stephanie Felber re-enacts a scene from Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore by taking a group of schoolchildren to gather mushrooms when they suddenly all loose consciousness under strange circumstances. While she runs down to fetch the village doctor I transform the recording of the sounds of her dance in the first act into music which she dances to in the second act when coming back up, reviving the children, all but one, whom she carries down.
The backdrop is formed by a series of images created in Yakushima's ancient 'enchanted' forest where the ghosts of forefathers living in the trees are portrayed for their human features.
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