Jean Cocteau, “The Blood of a Poet (Le sang d’un poète),” 1930.
35 mm black-and-white film, with sound, 50 min.
Film still by Sacha Masour.*

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
October 9 and 10, 2010

In a theatrical reinterpretation of Cocteau’s filmic masterpiece, three generations of groundbreaking African American artists connect through a je ne sais quoi of French culture. Paul Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid performs his own original music score, mixing live instruments and studio recordings with the Telos Ensemble, while Corey Baker, artistic codirector of Ballet Noir and current Fela! star, converts the extreme physicality of the lead film character into choreographic moments.

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