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August 2014

Dolly Wilde’s Picture Show

August 21, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Swain Hall, UNC Campus, 101 e. cameron
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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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…

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