by Object Collection
Written/Directed by Kara Feely
Composed by Travis Just
Installation by Hannah Dougherty
Costumes by Peiyi Wong
One hundred years after a revolution, Object Collection summons the dead. Phantom agitators and zombie visionaries produce a séance, a death march, a psychic wailing. cheap&easy OCTOBER is a live shredding of art world criticism, an original chamber opera about the revolutionary spirit and the power of the written word.
The opera unwinds the relationship between revolutionary politics, experimental art, and vanguard criticism through the psychic channeling of three consecutive events: the Russian Revolution (1917), Sergei Eisenstein's film October: Ten Days that Shook the World (1928), and the founding of the art journal "October" (1976).