BAM NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL OCTOBER 2014/ L.A. OPERA October 2016
Produced by Beth Morrison Projects
THE SOURCE is an oratorio with four-channel video concerning Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army private responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. The text is an assemblage of Twitter feeds, chat log transcripts, court testimony, and Iraqi and Afghanistan war logs. For this piece, Jim Findlay and I filmed nearly one hundred people, one at a time, as they watched a video of combat from the Iraqi War. This video is known widely as the Collateral Murder Video. During the performance, the footage of the people watching the video was projected on four large screens that surrounded the audience and the singers, placing them all in one, shared space.
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