This is a very unusual show for me and my associate producer to experience. Both of us found it stunning and incredibly memorable.
TRIPTYCH (EYES OF ONE ON ANOTHER)
FEATURING ROOMFUL OF TEETH
COMPOSED BY BRYCE DESSNER (THE NATIONAL)
A visually stunning, musical, and poetic exploration of legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
From ArtsEmerson (host of the show in Boston, MA):
Thirty years after Robert Mapplethorpe’s death, the world still cannot turn away from the magnetism and emotional complexity of his influential photographs. With their startling union of erotic heat and cool classicism, his controversial works were images of a generation, shattering mainstream conceptions of conventional beauty. Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) is the daring collaboration of a group of visionary artists working together for the first time, inspired by and featuring images from Mapplethorpe’s stunning body of work.