by John Dishwasher

thus much fire

words: William Shakespeare
music: a Bollywood theme
images: The Arab Spring
description: Homage to the heroic struggles of 2011.

soliloquy, the remix

words: William Shakespeare
music: Mbuti Pygmies of Ituri Rain Forest
images: Amedeo Modigliani
description: a hypnotic blend of centuries, forms and cultures

dead ideas

words: Henrik Ibsen
image: from Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
description: What burdens our minds

slow dirty tears

words: Pablo Neruda
music: Pantha du Prince
images: from The Last Man on Earth (1964)
actor: Vincent Price
description: bilingual interpretation of Neruda fragment

those who seek the truth

words: Anton Chekhov
voice: Anton Lesser (1981)
images: from Starman (1964)
actor: Ken Utsui
description: an exhortation toward higher humanity

The Real Lord Talbot

words: William Shakespeare
music: "Local Hero" by Crazy Q
voices: John Bowe and Isla Blair
actors: Ballerina Barbie + special guest star
description: There is more to a person than meets the eye

the judgment of others

words: Henrik Ibsen
voices: Judi Dench, Michael Gambon
images: Wikipedia's list of censored and banned books and authors
description: a blistering condemnation of small-mindedness


words: interview with a beat poet
images: Destruction: Fun or Dumb (1975?)
description: the blurry lines between vandalism and cultural renewal

the resistance

words: George Orwell (adapted)
actors: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Mitchell and Andre Morell
images: The BBC's 1984 (1954)
description: What would you give up the change the world?

Black Chant

words: José Régio
voice: Unknown Brazilian woman
image: from Punks (1983)
description: A statement of defiant independence.

John Dishwasher