Lucretia screening Whitechapel Gallery London Thursday 28th July 7pm
09/07/2011 § Leave a comment
In a three screen mix of puppets, live footage and animated silhouettes the story of Lucretia’s unfolds. Through violent erotic puppetry and lively musical animation the film tells the story of the legendary Roman heroine Lucretia. According to Livy, one evening as she lay in bed sleeping, Tarquin, the kings son, entered her room and raped her. Over come with sorrow and shame Lucretia then takes her own life. Brutus, the Republican leader picks up Lucretia’s dead body and shows it to the crowd who become enraged and rise up against the King and his family. It was Lucretia’s death that forged the beginning of the Roman Republic.
In the making of this film I have worked with great puppet directors, a very talented performance artist and created the sound from an eclectic mix of weird and wonderful improvised music, inspirational buskers and Italian opera.