The Escape Artist


The Escape Artist by John Kelly, performed at PS122 April 2011

Jeff Morey: Videography (New York footage), video editing, show control/live video system design and operation.

While rehearsing a theater piece based on the life of the Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio, a stressed-out performer has a catastrophic trapeze accident. While stranded on a gurney in a hospital emergency room for 15 hours with a broken neck ('Alice in Wonderland' meets 'The Matrix'), he escapes and finds refuge in the images that flood his mind - the sinners and saints, the prostitutes and gods - that populate Caravaggio's paintings.

PS122 page for The Escape Artist