A collective operatic film project made in the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) and produced by If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be A Part Of Your Revolution.
The group engaged with opera and corruption as an interstitial zone of friction between the sexual, the economical, the political, and the aesthetic sphere. They looked and experienced the operatic voice as the locus of articulation and de-articulation of the collective unconscious, as the voice of the unspeakable.
'In a city torn apart by a mad scramble for celebrity, Lady Dada seemingly has it all. The enigmatic performance artist lures her audience by ingesting vast amounts of money in her spectacular shows promising fame and unbound pleasure. While the public is captivated by her special gift, she has no bigger fan than Madame Gram - a glamorous but unhinged opera tycoon who is hell-bent on convincing Dada to be the star of her ‘Popera’. But Dada has a dirty secret. She doesn’t just eat the dollar bills - she shits them too. Via the underground sewer system, her faeces are funding the avant-garde revolution, who will topple the Opera regime once and for all. Or so she thinks…'
Written, Filmed and Acted by
and christopher tym
Shot + Edited by
with the support of Pauline Curnier Jardin and Sara Giannini
Full film available on request
© If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be A Part Of Your Revolution 2018