2016 Un Piano Nobile per un Uomo Alto
Un Piano Nobile per un Uomo Alto (A Noble Plan for a Tall Man) is an analysis of the psychological power of wealth, a performance about the hypnosis/desire I can feel in the presence of a VERY rich man. When I learn that I am near a very rich man a feeling begins to grow inside me. I think I might be able to get something too. In the performance, this feeling is jammed up against a recited text, a memory of a maybe now-impossible rhetoric in the form of the essay What is the People by English journalist William Hazlitt. This essay is a sustained diatribe against illegitimate power.
For Un Piano Nobile per un Uomo Alto, I was lucky enough to find a real-live VERY rich man who would stand right next to me on the stage.
Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/203119474
Link to the full performance: https://vimeo.com/203117150
Required password: laborsite
Tom Johnson, 2016