Dutch Chicago is inspired from the stories of American Painter Roger Brown and my Uncle Murray Salem, writer of Kindergarten Cop, who both died the same year from AIDS.
After intensive research of Roger Brown’s archives I made him a character in one of my Uncle’s screenplays. I acted as Dutch the protagonist in the screenplay and used Roger’s 1967 Mustang as the set.
The video weaves Roger's, Murray's and my own history and experiences into a narrative that moves between memorial, reinterpretation and resurrection.
Special thanks to Meg Dancy (videographer) Lisa Stone and the staff at the Roger Brown House
Mark Jeffery, and Performing the Document class at SAIC