This motion picture play follows an actor immersed in the last 70 days of Van Gogh's life, headlong toward suicide and death. It blurs the line between reality and art. We experience this metamorphosis as the actor paints in real time. In order to tap into an unconscious and emotional truth, the director showcases an artist constantly at work. Stuart Dunne reacts to stimuli as he believes Van Gogh would have done. The project ultimately produces 67 original works of art in 70 days, in line with Van Gogh's prolific output. The actor reaches an emotional state where he believes in the logical necessity of the artistic process. There are no other characters, only the artist and his ego.
John Karabetsos was born in Metro-Detroit, Michigan in 1972—the son of an English Professor and the second oldest of five brothers. Early on, he was drawn to narrative art: first in photography, then later at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he studied literature and theater.
Stuart is a famous Dublin personality. He was born in 1957 to a typical middle class family. His father David Dunne, raised twelve children in Drimnagh, a south Dublin suburb. Stuart developed his craft at the Focus Theatre, founded by the late Deidre O'Connell, which at that time was Dublin's sole venue for the pratice and teaching of Stanislavski's system of acting.
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