An American in Bavaria is the first in a series of multi-media works entitled THIS IS US. It takes place on the monumental grounds of Schloss Salem, an historic castle site in Germany. The piece focuses on Harry Bär, a Berliner employed there.
The project begins with an interview between artist and subject. A musical video performance follows, featuring Harry singing one line of a song based on the interview. A video records the construction and release of a tableau that forms the defining portrait.
|sprite||Paul Scrima von der Goltz|
|camera woman||Eve Sussman|
|camera man||Simon Lee|
|written by Patricia Thornley|
|chorus||Kate Christensen, Brendan Fitzgerald, Felicia Glidden, Christian von der Goltz, Bernard Klein, Max Sharam, Remy Trevisan, Alain Wozniak|