Dead Souls
Chichikov, Gogol’s protagonist, practices a very particular activity – he sells dead souls.
The search for buyers serves Gogol as a pretext for drawing a picture of Russian society of that era.
In his travels, all the houses that Chichikov visits are supported by the same type of columns, but no house resembles the previous one. Time has infected the columns with their masters’ defects.
The columns are suspended in the air in the house of the naive, twisted and entwined in the house of the miser and multiplied in the halls of the powerful.
The decision about the mobility of the columns required the use of an elastic material mounted on a metal chassis.
The director was Clementina Otero de Barrios, an institution in Mexican theatre.