Voodoo Macbeth at Brighton Photo Biennial
If you're in the UK, you may wish to venture to East Sussex to see Voodoo Macbeth, an exhibition at this year's Brighton Photo Biennial, a festival dedicated to photography. As the web site summary describes it: "Orson Welles' African-American theatre production of Macbeth forms the basis of a major exhibition, Voodoo Macbeth, at the iconic Modernist De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea. The recently refurbished Pavilion was created at the same time as Welles' 1936 production, which relocated the play to nineteenth-century Haiti to comment on the threat of fascism and impending war.
Voodoo Macbeth contains film footage and archive photographs of Welles' original production, plus screenings of the director's films and a video installation featuring his famous radio broadcast, War of the Worlds. The exhibition also features work and new commissions by contemporary international artists including Glenn Ligon, Phyllis Baldino, Mitra Tabrizian, Lee Miller, Kara Walker and Steve McQueen."
There is an exhibiton catalog with essays on all the exhibitions, but the site doesn't get into any further details about contents thereof. The exhibition runs 7 January 2007.