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Uploaded on Nov 17, 2009
Otto vs. the Italian Futurists. A remake of a scene from the lost Futurist omnibus film "Vita Futurista" (1916). -- Created for "Futurist Life Redux" (2009), a Performa Commission with SFMOMA and Portland Green Cultural Projects http://performa-arts.org/blog/futuris... -- Original Synopsis (1916): Death (Chiti) comes for Cecco Beppe wearing black clothing with a white skeleton painted on top of it, so that, against the black background, he appears to be a floating mass of bones. But Beppe has a very bad odor--Death cannot stand it and collapses, allowing his victim to live on. This section was never actually shown with the rest of "Vita Futurista," because it was censored by the Italian Ministry of the Interior. -- Otto the Cat: Otto the Cat Director: Ben Coonley Cecco Beppe: Etsa the Cat Skeletwins: Benjamin & Oliver Giller Original Music: JD Walsh Special Assistant to Otto the Cat: Suzanne Fagel Special Assistant to Etsa the Cat: Alina Simone Special Assistants to the Skeletwins: Jeremy Giller and Julie Roth Thank You: Ben Bloodwell, Paul Chan, Jennet Thomas, Paul Tarragó, Lana Wilson, Andrew Lampert -- Sources: Brooklyn brownstone stoop photo by Squidink, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0, http://www.flickr.com/photos/squid_ink Building exterior photo by threecee, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0, http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracy_co... Closeup window photo by Stewart Leiwakabessy, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0, http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewiede... -- "Why Cecco Beppe Does Not Die" Creative Commons License: Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...