Carmen Raw is a visual essay looking behind the scenes of an Opera production. This project consists of two parts, the first is a moving image piece with video, and sound complemented by a typology of spent blank bullets. These bullets were shot from a prop gun into a sandbox, a metal box filled with sand that was fired through a small opening. Shot each night at the same time, on the same musical note during the show. Most operas have guns involved in the storyline and with the new Health and Safety measures in recent years, prop guns are being replaced with sound effects. These blanks may be among the last of their kind.
Aarif Amod • Clare Balfe • Joan Doyle • Steven Doyle • Oran Harrison • Kevin Hayes • Bettina Koeppel • Tanya Smyth • Catherine Walsh •