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"The Mystery of Claywoman"

Video Performance Installation

–Director + Performer–

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Title: The Mystery of Claywoman

Client: The New Museum

Role: Director + Performer

Deliverable: Video Performance Installation

Description

The Mystery of Claywoman Screening and Lecture combines the forms of a documentary film screening and a live lecture to actualize the story of Claywoman, (played by Michael Cavadias) a 500-million year old enigma who, legend has it, can cure anyone of their deepest pain. She, along with her canine musical traveling companion (played by Rob Roth) has traveled the universe searching for souls to heal and planets to save.Different versions of The Mystery of Claywoman have been presented at Deitch Projects, The New Museum, HOWL Festival, Town Hall, Le Petite Versailles, Abrons Art Center, Afterglow Festival and The Meltdown Festival in London.

Directed by Rob Roth, Written by Michael Cavadias, with film appearances by Alan Cumming, Edgar Oliver, Amy Poehler, Justin Bond, Debbie Harry, and Ruth Maleczech. Costumes by Todd Thomas and Kitty Boots, Makeup by Ruthie Weems and Jacqueline Valega, Set Design by Rob Roth, Lighting by Ben Kato.

Utilizing live performance and film, “The Mystery of Claywoman – Screening and Lecture” combines the forms of a documentary film screening and a live lecture to actualize the story of Claywoman, (played by Michael Cavadias) a 500-million year old enigma who, legend has it, can cure anyone of their deepest pain. She, along with her canine musical traveling companion ‘Craig’ (played by Rob Roth) has traveled the universe searching for souls to heal and planets to save.

Different versions of “The Mystery of Claywoman” have been presented at Deitch Projects, The New Museum, HOWL Festival, Town Hall, Le Petite Versailles, Abrons Art Center, Afterglow Festival and The Meltdown Festival in London.

Directed by Rob Roth, Written by Michael Cavadias, with film appearances by Alan Cumming, Edgar Oliver, Amy Poehler, Justin Bond, Debbie Harry, and Ruth Maleczech. Costumes by Todd Thomas and Kitty Boots, Makeup by Ruthie Weems and Jacqueline Valega, Set Design by Rob Roth, Lighting by Ben Kato.



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