Asia Argento presents two nights of perfomrances featuring, Joe Coleman, Lydia Lunch, Anthony Bourdain and more,.
Visitors entered a room in total darkness. A bright light shines on a man sitting at a table and painting toy soldiers. The table is covered with a brutal battle scene.
Joe is portrayed by several actors of different genders and ethnicities.
A live multimedia midnight mass. Fantasia Festival, Toronto, Canada.
“Festspillene-Bergen International Festival” Bergen, Norway May 30th and 31st, 2001 Joe’s “opera” performed with original score by norwegian band, “Motorpsycho”
Coleman’s opera. A film created by Coleman featuring his paintings. The first section, of humanscapes, was accompanied by the music of Carlo Gesualdo, Coleman’s favorite medieval composer and performed by a live choir, The Clerk’s Group. The second section, of portraits, was accompanied by specially composed music performed live by of The Delgados. “Outsider/Music” at the Barbican Theatre, London England.
The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore on 11/11/00. Marriage as spectacle, celebration, and performance art. Trapeze artists, dwarves, sword swallowers, guests in costume, and catered delicacies— only of foods with their heads still attached. A ventriloquist’s dummy performed the ritual.
Click HERE to view a slideshow of the wedding.