Postmodern Tunnel Ceremony

In “Switzerland tunnel: The oddest moments of the opening ceremony” the BBC seemed flabbergasted by the bricolage of symbols used in the show.  Arguably postmodern, various representations of Swiss culture were spliced together without continuity, with a variety of cultural levels and moods throughout:

  • “milk floats drove in a procession”
  • “In the middle of all of this, an actor sat down, looked rather underwhelmed by everything, and ate his lunch”
  • “A topless woman decked as a bird hovered above actors representing the nine construction workers who died” while “there were lots of people rolling around in white underwear”
  • “The ibex, that is native to the Alps, played a prominent part in the ceremony,” and possibly simulated sex

video from Dark Horse News (warning: contains nudity)

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