The MonsterMotel was a quirky cross-over between a giant dollhouse, tamagoshi’s, sesamestreet and Big Brother. We wanted to know if we could make people act, just by putting them in a set with a large puppet. We hoped to challenge them to act and improvise. We arrived a week before the festival with a group of 25 creatives and a lot of material to make a motel with 6 rooms with glass windows. During the festival a Monster lived in each room. The Monsters were silently communicating their needs through the glass with the audience outside. They provided different services to festival goers, it was up to them to find out the rest.
One of the characters was a whore. She tapped on the window suggesting you would visit her. In a very inapropriate place was a little show theater with a pole dancing fetus!
You could visit Tattoo Hank to get a giant piercing or a huge tattoo. At the Sokkenwasser (Sockomat): Here you could get your socks washed. You were given an arbitrary pair of dry socks back. So the festival goers ran around in each other’s socks (well washed thankfully).
Grandpa: This elderly man behind the window was very lonely. Visitors were able to go see him to pick up his stockings, read a book or just to chat. The last day of the festival grandfather hanged himself. What caused many condolences and expressions of grief.
RoboDeath: A robot made tough robot techno. If you had made a cardboard instrument in the cardboarderstent you could in here and just rock out with the robot. Your 15 seconds of fame!
Porn Pimpy: The yakuzzi was filled the whole day with visitors who came to visit the pimp. Men and women were given a cocktail and some mysterious white powder. The butler told a lot about the life and ramblings of Porn Pimpy.