SATURDAY MAY 19
Q&A WITH DIRECTOR
1851 South Bell Street,
Crystal City, Arlington, VA 22202
Underlying the premise of the Dolls of Lisbon project is a larger story – the story almost every artist knows well – the struggle to create art while surviving in a monetarily based world. The film employs stop-motion animation and a vital alternative soundtrack. The film features the artwork of rock and roll royalties such as: Fabrizio Moretti of the Strokes, Arturo Vega from the Ramones and Ted Riederer of Never Records fame.
The Dolls of Lisbon project and film was based on the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico which used art, music, and poetry to attract the eyes of the world, and the dolls have spread the word about the otherwise unknown rebellion. The Antagonist Movement, Inc., a consortium of artists, writers and musicians based in New York’s East Village, handmade 100 blank canvas dolls and shipped them around the world for other artists to fashion as they saw fit. The various dolls were then displayed at an annual art fair in Lisbon, Portugal in June 2010.