Dolly Wilde's Picture Show

Script by Rebecca Nesvet
Incorporating images from Oscaria/Oscar (1994) 
© SPIR Conceptual Photography

Combining live performance, multimedia, and the photographic series Oscaria/Oscar (1994), by SPIR Conceptual Photography (María DeGuzmán and Jill Casid), Dolly Wilde’s Picture Show tells the story of Oscar Wilde’s supposedly identical niece, one of the First World War’s first female “motor-drivers.”
Dolly Wilde’s notorious heritage and the outbreak of war give her unprecedented purpose and freedom, but also burden her with demanding ghosts. Traversing the no-man’s-land between


Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 8:00pm
Friday, August 22, 2014 at 8:00pm


Studio 6

Swain Hall

memory and photography, the nineteenth century and the twentieth, Dolly struggles to build a revolutionary life in the ruins of history—as did her postwar generation.


Photo above:
Oscaria / Oscar
Photo: #3 in a sequence of 6
with the collaboration of Camille Norton and Jane Picard
Copyright © 1994 by Jill Casid & María DeGuzmán

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