A Bookmobile for Dreamers
Started: August 29, 2013
Ended: August 29, 2013
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
New York, NY United States
On Thursday, August 29 the Bogliasco Foundation hosted an event in partnership with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. As part of Target Free Thursdays in the Atrium, Bogliasco Fellows Elizabeth Brown and Lothar Osterburg performed A Bookmobile for Dreamers, a multimedia chamber opera developed during their 2011 residency at the Bogliasco Foundation. The film features familiar images of Bogliasco, the Study Center, and the Ligurian landscape. Elizabeth and Lothar, who have been collaborating since 2003, have drawn on their diverse talents to create this piece, which combines live theremin, recorded soundscape, and video into a meditation on books, reading, libraries, and culture. Osterburg, who is a sculptor, photographer, printmaker and filmmaker, has created a dreamlike model world using real time video, stop motion animation and special effects. Brown's theremin sings over an electronic soundscape, which she built from transformed field recordings of everyday sounds. Brown uses the theremin's spatial playing technique to interact with the virtual world of the video projection. The Bogliasco Foundation was delighted to have this opportunity to partner with Lincoln Center to bring the original work of Bogliasco Fellows to New York audiences. Click here to see photos from the event. Click here to see a preview on YouTube.