By casting actors to perform as herself, Bocanegra considers “the nature of presentation itself.” Lili Taylor stars in her Farmhouse/Whorehouse at BAM’s Next Wave Festival this December.
A conditional archive or A score
for the past and future of
LIVING ROOM INDEX AND POOL
Nicholas Elliott on George Cukor’s 1938 film Holiday, a subversive classic.
III: The Voyager Returns
A small interrogation room. A man paces, smokes cigarettes. A dog sits on a chair.
Stellan Skarsgård is everywhere, from Breaking the Waves to Good Will Hunting and a tour de force performance in the thriller, Insomnia. Screenwriter Larry Gross charts the course from regional theater in Sweden to the big screen in Hollywood.
Scene I. This could be a room in any corporate office. Dark red couches, strewn here and there like the small rugs below them, light up the grey of the walls.
Interior of an empty nightclub. Mid-afternoon.
EXT. NIGHT. THE STREETS OF TORONTO.
(The Tenor is alone in bed. Two Bassoonists play.)
GUIDE: Ladies and gentlemen: Admission is ____________________________, for adults. If you’ve already paid, you can’t repent.
And what you do not know is the only thing you know
WHAT THEREFORE GOD HATH JOINED TOGETHER, LET NOT MAN PUT ASUNDER
ST. MATTHEW 19:6
In 1907 Pablo Picasso painted what is now a very well known portrait of Gertrude Stein.
Writing must be a machine for breaking down, that is, allowing the now uncontrolled and uncontrollable reconstitutions of thoughts and expressions.
You find yourself thinking (in Los Angeles)
WOMAN: Pimping! Oh my dear God in heaven! What a sleazy, slimy, despicable profession.