Kemp Performing in “Museum of Desire”

Posted on 11/20/2008 1:44:54 PM

Museum of DesireProfessor Rick Kemp is performing in The Museum of Desire at the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh, November 6 through 23. Produced by Quantum Theatre, Kemp cocreated this production with an ensemble cast under the direction of Dan Jemmitt. Their production places viewers in the hands of a surreal museum guide who seduces with a private collection of fantastical objects and a promise of immortality. It is based on short stories by art historian John Berger (Ways of Seeing) and examines the roles of the observer and the observed. This multidimensional experience flows from the theatrical performance within an exhibit of sixteenth-century Italian drawings from the Prado Museum in Madrid to a reading of Berger’s Flowers in a Corner to a Schubert string quintet.