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 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.
Dedicated to the development of new and significant works in the performing arts, the Process Series features professionally mounted, developmental presentations of new works in progress.
Performed in Swain Hall, Studio 6, at UNC-Chapel Hill. Performances are free with a suggested donation of $5.
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