Right where Thai massage shops line up in Bangkok, katze und krieg open up a pop-up store with an alternative offer of massage: The Metamorphage – A massage that is supposed to transform its clients! Passing tourists and locals are invited to experience this special kind of massage. Regarding the Metamorphage, katze und krieg adapt the business idea of the Thai massage, but not its form nor content. As artists they are interested in the transformative potential of massage. How can a massage fantastically change the person being massaged? How does a massage become a metamorphosis? What kind of corporal interventions are necessary fot this? What kind of rituals and which magic is needed?
The performances took place on November 14/15/16/17, 2022 at Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, 10110 Bangkok.
An artist talk about the Metamorphage took place as part of the festival “Unfolding Kafka” at the Jim Thompson Art Center on 19th November 2022.
Cham Tana Chirangkanon