Art on Art Series with David Driver: LuxRd.
Topic: Art on Art with David Driver
Time: Jun 3, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
LuxRd. at The Paper Caves | “THE CHAUFFEUR”
LuxRd. (Butzi, Driver, and special guest LaGrange) have collaborated with internationally-recognized artist Samuelle Green, using her brilliant PAPER CAVES installation as the setting and inspiration for their re-imagination of Duran Duran’s THE CHAUFFEUR.
Why? When LuxRd. saw The Paper Caves, they were momentarily reminded of the opening scenes of Roger Vadim’s topnotch sci-fi fantasy film BARBARELLA – a film from which world-dominating pop icons Duran Duran borrowed their name (Durand Durand, a futuristic angel).
And “The Chauffeur” is one of the best songs ever written. So, why on earth did they not think to cover it before? Because they needed the divine inspiration of Green’s Paper Caves to reveal their truth.
DAVID DRIVER is an American singer, performer, songwriter, and video artist. Driver recently starred in the world premiere of Heidi Rodewald and Donna DiNovelli’s The Good Swimmer at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2018 Next Wave Festival. Songs From The Stonewall Jukebox, his tribute to the Stonewall uprising featuring music that was on the bar’s actual jukebox during those events, premiered at NYC’s Symphony Space in June of this 2019. Recorded work includes Meow Goalie For The Other Team, Roy Nathanson Fire at Keaton’s Bar & Grill, Driver Quartet Night Time, Phillips&Driver Togetherness, and LuxRd.-Get Your Fucking Hope Back.
MIMI McGURL is a freelance director, dramaturg, and landscape gardener in the Catskills. She has collaborated with the Farm Arts Collective on Shakespeare on the Farm, with NACL on Courage, The Weather Project, Shakespeare’s Will, and The Lost Book of Lakewood House in director, dramaturg, and/or assistant director capacities. She has also served as dramaturg for LAVA, and directed plays at the Catskill Art Space (CAS), the Liberty Free Theatre, the WOW Cafe Theatre, 13th Street Rep, Chashama, the American Conservatory Theater (ACT), the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Theatre Rhinoceros, and Highways. She has been adjunct faculty at NYU, ACT’s MFA program, Mills College, and at the University of California, Irvine where she received her MFA. Mimi has a PhD from Stanford University in Performance Studies but absolutely no formal training as a gardener. Just 15+ years of doing it with and for really great gardeners and their friends (and friends of friends) for cash.
LuxRd. : David Driver & Peter Kiesewalter with Whitney La Grange
The Paper Caves by Samuelle Green / at Basin&Main / Honesdale PA
Camera : Ana Catalá with Connor Simon & Michael Visci
Edit : Paulo Araujo & Ana Catalá & Connor Simon
Wardrobe : Karen Flood
Wings : Samuelle Green
Screensaver Imagery : Büro Destruct Designer / burodestruct.net
Arrangement by Peter Kiesewalter
Written by Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Simon LeBon