Speakeasy

16mm, b/w, silent, English text, US/NL, 1996, 10:00

Part of The True Last Words of Dutch Schultz, a multimedia opera written and directed by Valeria Vasilevski, composed by Eric Salzman, performed by Theo Bleckmann, based on the book by William Burroughs: a good oldfashioned biography of a bad oldfashioned racketeer.
Speakeasy is conceived as a scene in the opera: found footage of ‘30ies gangland combined with textual graphics, accompanied by live music.

A collaboration with Karen Cinorre.

Produced by Center for Contemporary Opera
With the support of Brown University Department of Visual Culture
Thank you Leslie Thornton, Valeria Vasilevski

Previously on display at the following locations