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Caesar's Bridge

Every House has a Door @ Julius Caesar

October 12 - November 2, 2014

Ilie Paun Capriel (installation)
Lin Hixson (direction)
and Matthew Goulish (performance)

In one episode of the Gallic Wars, Julius Caesar, then Proconsul of Rome, crossed the Rhine River to support allied Germanic tribes. His written narrative explains the necessity, but considers boats beneath his army’s dignity. He designed a temporary bridge, quickly assembled and removed. The descriptive Latin text has received speculative translation, including an “oblique” drawing from book 3 of Palladio’s four architecture books from Venice, 1570.

At the invitation of Chicago’s Julius Caesar Gallery Every house has a door in collaboration with sculptor Ilie Paun Capriel created a platform/object installation. Scaled to the small size of Julius Caesar Gallery, this work offered another generation of translation of Caesar’s bridge over the Rhine, and doubled as a stage for a context-specific 23-minute performance.

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Every house has a door - "Caesar's Bridge", October 12 - November 2, 2014: Bio

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