Black Water

Created by Charles Campbell, May 2012

Performers: Charles Campbell, Megan Mayer, Laurie Van Wieren
Lights: Heidi Eckwall
Object Design: Irve Dell
Construction: Willis Bowman, Irve Dell, Alex Walton
Video: Kevin Obsatz
Sound: Elliott Durko Lynch
Projection Manager: Alex Grant
Drone Pilot: Brandon Reinert
Production Manager: Megan Mayer

Black Water was created in the former Spiro’s Mediterranean Market space on the University Avenue corridor as a sensory exploration of the displacement and disconnection that make things such as drone warfare and the military contractor debacles possible. Inspired in part by W.G. Sebald’s novel, Austerlitz, this work was a comically visceral look at the intersection of remote violence and forgotten history. Black Water is the final leg of a journey that began with Strange Love (2007) and He Woke Up In A Strange Place Called Home And Although Looking For Bed He Kept Finding Death Instead (2009).

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