A Season In Hell

Randall Packer

Created by Randall Packer, A Season in Hell (2010) is a historical portrait of political and social turmoil in the post-9/11 era, a hallucinatory spectacle of America as a vision of Hell. The work is a collaboration with tenor Charles Lane, director Melissa Weaver, and designer Gregory Kuhn. A Season in Hell chronicles an artist’s journey through the Underworld of America as told by his doppelgänger, the rogue government official, Secretary-at-Large of the US Department of Art & Technology (USDAT). The forerunner of A Season in Hell was the creation of USDAT in 2001, which gave sociopolitical voice to the artist in times of crisis. A Season in Hell is a ground-breaking multimedia performance work that integrates a complex electronic musical score and vocal performance with multiple forms of digital media, video projection, surround-sound, objects, and storytelling to fuse live performance, installation, and sculpture into an otherworldly theatrical experience.


 
 
Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy of the artist.

Image courtesy of the artist.