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Dolls of Darkness: The Art of Michel Nedjar, A documentary film by Allen S. Weiss & Tom Rasky
Dolls of Darkness is a feature length film that explores the mysteries and profundities of dolls, puppets, and marionettes in the context of the grotesque rag dolls of contemporary French artist Michel Nedjar. It focuses on his studio and his vast collection of magic dolls and masks from around the world, and examines the role of the Holocaust in the artist’s creative process. [ Dolls of Darkness is a subtitled version of the original film, Poupées des ténèbres(2016) ]. Original Music by Alex Waterman, Sasha Boychouk, and Brandon Besharah. French with English subtitles. 63 minutes. This event is co-sponsored with Stanford's Department of Art & Art History, and is a two part event series with Allen S. Weiss.
ABOUT ALLEN S. WEISS | Allen S. Weiss is the author and editor of over forty books in the fields of performance theory, landscape architecture, gastronomy, sound art and experimental theater, including Phantasmic Radio (Duke); Breathless: Sound Recording, Disembodiment, and the Transformation of Lyrical Nostalgia (Wesleyan); Varieties of Audio Mimesis (Errant Bodies); a novel, Le Livre bouffon (Le Seuil); and a gastronomic autobiography, Métaphysique de la miette (Argol). He directed Theater of the Ears (a play for electronic marionette and taped voice based on the writings of Valère Novarina) and Danse Macabre (a marionette theater for the dolls of Michel Nedjar). He teaches in the Departments of Performance Studies and Cinema Studies at New York University
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