Catch the world premiere of Disfarmer, a work by Dan Hurlin at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. Inspired by the career of Mike Disfarmer, the only portrait photographer in a small Arkansas town, the performance combines Hurlin’s table-top puppetry with music by Dan Moses Schreier and text by Sally Oswald. Spanning from 1917-1946, Disfarmer’s career was relatively unknown until the 1970s when over 4,000 of his photographs were discovered. His work gained esteem for both its visual qualities and his methods with glass plate photography long after this technology was surpassed. Through a unique visceral experience, the piece pays homage to Disfarmer’s achievements in his portraitist career.
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Panel Discussion: The Discovery of Mike Disfarmer
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:30 p.m.
Moderator Philip Gefter with Julia Scully, Brian Wallis, & Peter Miller
Panel Discussion: Disfarmer in the World
Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:30 p.m.
Moderator David Serlin with David Deitcher, Steven Kasher, & Bruno Ceschel
January 27-February 8, 2009
St. Ann’s Warehouse
38 Water Street, Brooklyn