From November 12-December 3, the Unfolding Kafka Festival—a cooperative effort between the Goethe-Institut, the Japan Foundation, World Performances @ Drama Chula, and 18 Monkeys Dance Theatre—interprets the work of the great German writer through performance art. The Rose Hotel (118 Surawong Rd) plays host to “The Silence of Insects” by Yoko Semaya from November 12-17, including an adaption by 18 Monkeys Dance Theatre from November 14-16; tickets areB400 for general admission and B250 for students. Inspired by The Metamorphosis, this performance installation blends origami, dance, and visual art, looking at the relationship between space and the body, choreography and dance, sound and visuals, and interaction and participation. On November 19 at 7.30pm, Isabelle Schad and Laurent Goldring perform “Der Bau” at the Sodsai Pantoomkomol Center for Dramatic Arts (Chulalongkorn University), examining space as an extension of the body through movement; tickets are B600 for general admission, B400 for professional artists and those under 27, and B300 for students. Finally, Laurent Goldring, Marika Rizzi, and Jitti Chompee unite for “Cesser D’etre,” or “Stop Being,” a performance installation on December 2 and 3 at 7pm at the KBank Siam-Pic-Ganesha Center of Performing Arts (Fl. 7, Siam Square One); tickets areB400 for general admission and B250 for students. Throughout the festival, local audiences, students, and artists are invited to participate in workshops, lectures, and discussions of Kafka’s surreal works. For more information, visit unfoldingkafkafestival.com or call 08 1814 3304.