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RODRIGO M. MALMSTEN

By Thomas Fermentel

Rodrigo M. Malmsten, 26 years was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina). He was called “l’enfant terrible” by the international press. He studied arts in argentina and europe, he is a lover of Heiner Müller, I. Huppert, Bett Davis, Antonin Artaud, F. Nietzsche, M. Chagall, BuĖuel, P. Greenaway, W. Shakespeare, Lars Von Trier, G. Bosch, J. Brel, B. Brecht, G. Klimt, the brothers Cohen, Haneke, A. Pizarnik, N. Dorronzorro, S. Freud, Björk, J. Lacan. Author, director and actor, he wrote and directed his first opera “KLEINES HELNWEIN” which was supported by sevaral awards. This speech was inspired by the feeling he got about the works of the painter Gottfried Helnwein, form which a few paintings take place inside the opera by means of visual projections. Althought the main topic of the play is the sexual violence on children, in a more general way, it deals with all the vices of nowadays socities, as racism, nazism, and fachism. Through these vices, it denounces the ability of human beings to convert into predators. The play was qualified as “fascinating and repulsive” by the press. Throught this play and other works, Rodrigo M. Malmsten appears to be an individualist young artist, with pessimistic and apocaliptic vision of the world. He strongly denunciated the government of his country deals with culture. He thus did not have the possibilty to work there any longer, and had to immigrate in Europe to go on with his work, and now lives in Brussels.

Awards

Premio A.C.E. (associacion Cronistas del Espectaculo) Kleines Helnwein was nominated for three awards : Mejor obra off best off play Mejor actriz dramatica off – best drama actress off Revelacion masculina autor y director- masculine revelation author and director ACE to the best drama actress : Belén Blanco. Premio Atahualpa del Cioppe / 50° aniversario Teatro El Galpon, Uruguay Kleines Helnwein / author Rodrigo Malmsten V Premio international de Poesia « Luys Santa Marina » Cieza, EspaĖa Antologia poetica « Y la luz es solo luz en la memoria de la noche » author : Rodrigo MalmstenPremio anual Trinidad Guevara a la Teatral / Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires aĖo 2000. Kleines Helnwein was nominated for three awards : Revelacion masculina Rodrigo Malmsten autor y director Mejor actriz protagonica Belen Blanco Mejor musica original Tratamiento sonoro en vivo, Marcelo Vignolo y Mariano Durand « Trinidad Guevara » a la mejor Música original y Tratamiento sonoro en vivo, Marcelo Vignolo y Mariano Durand.