Lulu by Alban Berg

Operatic work - Theoretical Design for the A.E.G. Turbine Factory in Berlin, Germany. Video and Scenic Design by Carlo Maghirang

 

Exploring ideas of ownership, idealization, and fetishization of Asian beauty in contemporary Eurocentric culture. Conceived as a response to David Belasco's original short story, Madame Butterfly. Lulu as a parallel of Cho-Cho San, brought to the West by her lover, and the ensuing consequence of attempting to live up to Western expectations of 'Oriental Femininity.'