The Cressida Project will
include an approximately 25-minute video and related prints or paintings
Cressida Project video will involve two main story lines
influenced by Shakespeare, Homer, and other sources. Scenes or images
involving confinement, power, control and sadism, interpretation,
transmission of knowledge, reproduction, and escape, will implicate
questions about identity, trauma, safety, and transformation—if
not within a single lifetime, sometimes through succeeding generations.
This experimental art video will employ vivid imagery, special effects,
and original sound art and music.
site will be updated as additional pieces are completed; please check
approximately the year 2056, a young woman is abducted and finds herself
in a low cell
in a remote Islamic nation. Her only window is barred with
her ceiling is laminated with pages from great literature.
pages fall open and
objects drop out.
x 3”, inkjet print with ready-made hologram
of the President of the Assembly of Emirs, ca.
x 8' panel laminated with pages from Shakespeare facsimile First Folio,
Panter's Jimbo in Purgatory, and other literature
to Waking, but with more pages, some printed on acetate,
holes and assorted objects
x 3' door with hardware and wood-burned designs.
x 3' window barred with mutilated, sharpened, and engraved oboes,
middle-aged woman lawyer, single and childless, is immersed in the
of her career. She's alone working late in her office one night, when
lights go out. She
walks through the blackness and encounters a bright, devastating
Large painting based on a 17-page flow chart of a legal
Installation with 24,000 plastic "king cake"
young woman walks off a cliff.
DOCUMENTS & OTHER INFORMATION
for Helen's Window and Door
for Helen's Window
OF THE U.D.I. E.
from The Cressida Project
The Cressida Project website is part of the C-Cyte website
(www.c-cyte.com). All artistic,
literary, and other works and design within the Cressida Project website were created by Carolyn Sortor, © 2004-05, except as
otherwise noted; all other works within the C-Cyte website were created
by Carolyn Sortor, © 2003 or thereabouts, except as otherwise
noted. Once you have reached this page, by clicking anywhere on this website
Please e-mail any questions or comments relating to The Cressida
Project to carolyn at c-cyte dot com.