Le Cadeau is a collaborative performance inspired by the woman as depicted in the life and art of Modigliani. Through a series of solo vignettes, each woman ritualizes the practice of one of his women.
Directed by Clover Morell for The Artistic Home's Quat-Z-Arts Ball in Chicago, Illinois.
My solo vignette is inspired by a photograph of Modigliani, an image of his mistress, and his painting a dark-haired woman in black with a bob haircut. In the 1 and a half minute rotation, I switch between two changes of clothing: the mistress muse & the artist. A record is flipped on a stand-alone record player between changes as I recite words spoken on a listen and repeat BBC French language album.
Solo Duration: 1 minute 30 seconds. Piece Duration: 15 minutes.