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Demotic 2004/2006
The Roman Forum Project 2003
Virtual Live 2002
The Roman Forum 2000
Birth of the Christ Child 1999
Still Lies Quiet Truth 1998
Silent Orpheus 1997
Orpheus 1997
The White Whale 1997
The Candide Campaign 1996
Gutter City 1995
LittleHamlet 1995
The Cake of the Desert 1996
I Object 1995
Christmas 1994

"LittleHamlet" was a reworking of the Hamlet story that inverted text and subtext. All of the characters' formerly unspoken needs, fears, and desires came to the fore. This series took place as part of the London "Blast 4: Bioinformatica" show organized by the X-Art Foundation and the Xavier Lopez Gallery. The performances took place online, on PMC MOO, and were seen offline via live projection in the gallery.

[ cast and performances ]

 
Claudius: "Laertes, my dear boy, there's been an unfortunate, er, misunderstanding..."

Laertes: "I demand revenge!... Who and how was my father killed?"

[psst... it wasn't cancer]

BloodyGertrude: "No one lives forever, Laertes... jeesh... grow up."

Claudius: "...involving a, ah, curtain, and uh..."

[killed by a curtain? But that's absurd!]

Laertes: "Yes, yer Malady?"

[psst, he wasn't hit by a bus... heck, we don't got no busses yet]

Claudius: "...and a no... He was very nosy, your father."

BloodyGertrude: "Anyway, think of the insurance money."

[Or do we? Are there Danish busses?]

Claudius: "And I didn't do it!"

Laertes: "Look, I'm seeking ABSOLUTE TRUTH!"

Claudius: "I didn't do the other thing either!"


[from LittleHamlet]