A documentary approach to answer naturalism. After the sack of Venice, a traumatized Violetta is interviewed by a journalist, their conversation bracketed by the arguments of two spokesmen on video screens …
Levine: what does all this added information do to your perception of the scene? Does it work on you in a different way than the contemporary version of the Courtesan scene?
The disharmony of the text and the world that we see in Courtesan 1 actually makes me think more – do more work. The more contemporary information makes my response more passive.
Actually the 3rd scene, by setting a story of horrors we connect to a place like Rwanda, makes us consider the possibility of them happening in Venice, which to say also happening in New York or Los Angeles.