Speak Easy
2009
Installation: musical video 15’:30”, monitor (mute), DVD player, mixed media
Produced by 1200 citizens of Madrid (E)

Participants took an active hand in the creative process from its very first stages: the original screenplay was conceived and written by a neighborhood association from the outskirts of Madrid and by hundreds of students from the Complutense University. They all worked in concert with retired carpenters, local seamstresses, craftsmen and professional actors to build the set, make costumes and prepare themselves for each role of the production. Radio stations, free press, social networks and word-of-mouth publicized the “1 € para ser Productor” fundraising campaign, which got over 1200 citizens to pitch in. By donating 1 euro, they became the project’s producers, actively taking part in its most important meetings.

Photo Renato Ghiazza
Inst.view at Castello di Rivoli, IT: Photo Renato Ghiazza

Inst.detail at Castello di Rivoli
Speak Easy - Director‘s cut: Inst.detail at Castello di Rivoli

Inst.detail at Castello di Rivoli
Speak Easy - Director‘s cut: Inst.detail at Castello di Rivoli

Still from video
Speak Easy - Director‘s cut: Still from video

Still from video
Speak Easy - Director‘s cut: Still from video

Production photo
Speak Easy - Director‘s cut: Production photo

Production photo
Speak Easy - Director‘s cut: Production photo

Production photo
Speak Easy - Director‘s cut: Production photo