Phantom of the Opera: Phantom - a contribution in the form of a page in the magazine, and a performance / screening event. Both contributions describe a currently unrealised project: to dramatise Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera and have it performed by an amateur dramatics society.
Both elements featured Steven Kendrat's 5 minute film version of Phantom of the Opera, made in 1999 when Steven was 13 and featuring a cast of family members and friends. This film is made in preparation for Kendrat's currently unrealised ambition to make his own feature-length film version.
MONACO MAGAZINE (edited by Katie Guggenheim) is a publication, a website and a programme of events. The format of a periodical magazine is used as an organisational structure to produce content across three platforms. Instead of reviewing or previewing, the magazine is devoted to sharing ideas and information about things that haven’t happened, and maybe never will (artworks that are impossible to realise, projects that haven’t got off the ground, the beginnings of ideas, or research that is still ongoing). The aim is not to catalogue or archive these projects, instead they are considered as starting points.
Friday 25th June, 6-9pm
SE8 Gallery, 171 Deptford High Street, London SE8 3NU
Sarah Bowerman read a section from a common postscript to Leroux's novel Phantom of the Opera - a description of extraordinary architecture of the Opera Garnier (the opera house in which the book is set) that appeared in Scribner's Magazine, in 1879, a short time after the building was completed.
Sarah's reading was followed by a screening of Steven Kendrat's 5 minute Phantom of the Opera (1999).