Zoe Beloff in conversation
Part of the #WorldsUpsideDown series of events
British artist and filmmaker Zoe Beloff will be in conversation and show excerpts from a selection of her films. Including “Days of the Commune” made in the spring of 2012 with a group of actors, activists and artists. This performance of Bert Brecht’s play of the same name, about the Paris Commune of 1871 – the first great occupation in modern history – was made in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.
“Thinking about Occupy Wall Street as a radical theatre of the people, inspired us to conceptualize this project as a ‘work in progress’ in a sense that all social movements are a work in progress. Rather than stage the play in a theatre, we performed it scene by scene in public spaces around New York City.”
Beloff will also discuss her work ‘A Model Family in a Model Home’ (2015). An exploration of Brecht’s stint in Hollywood and his movie treatment about a farm family who win a week’s stay in a model home at the Ohio State Fair, with the catch that they will be on display to the public.