A white woman wearing a brown sleeveless top speaking into a microphone on a dark stage sounded by various vintage sound equipment silhouetted. Another woman with red hair styled in a 50's style sits behind her looking through a magnifying glass at glass jars set in front of her.

Red Fly/Blue Bottle

Latitude 14
November 5–6, 2010

"...moody, driving music... lyrical monologues, otherworldly videos and an ingeniously eerie set... a purposefully elusive work, a poetic meditation..." —The New York Times

Aided by a young doppelganger straight out of silent film and an elderly entomologist, composer/performer Christina Campanella spins a sonic web that traces a young woman’s discovery of her companion’s deployment to a secret war and the steps she takes to make sense of his absence.

Staged as a concert that unfolds within a densely layered video installation, Red Fly/Blue Bottle conjures an associative visual landscape in which objects open up in unexpected ways, revealing worlds within worlds. Tightly crafted songs emerge from an evocative terrain of found sounds, ticking clocks, and analog tone generators. Miniature noir films are projected onto floating surfaces; live and pre-made video animates still objects.

Red Fly/Blue Bottle explores the mediating effects of memory and how we use the power of our imagination to surmount that which we have lost.

Dates + Tickets

Red Fly/Blue Bottle
Latitute 14
Friday 5
8:00 PM
November 2010
Saturday 6
8:00 PM
November 2010


Production Credits

Co-created by Christina Campanella and writer Stephanie Fleischmann, with director Mallory Catlett and video artist/filmmaker Peter Norrman.