Salt Lake City, UT: Trent Harris, 2020. 1/10. SIGNED. Unpaginated. Oblong octavo [21x28cm]. Matte pictorial paper over boards. New. Item #58597
Signed and numbered #4 out of 10 by the author in silver ink on title page. Trent Harris is best known as a cult filmmaker. His films include: "Rubin and Ed," starring Crispin Glover, "Plan 10 From Outer Space," with Karen Black and, Beaver Trilogy, with Sean Penn. In this book Harris steps away from cinema to create a collection of set designs for an opera about ants. Yes, it is an impossible project that likely will never be made. But who knows. An opera about ants is a very good idea.
"The Ant Opera" came to Trent when he learned that a queen ant can live to be thirty years old. "How many of her lovers and children does she see die? Broken hearts, death, palace intrigue, this is the stuff of a great opera. These set designs are rooms in the ant cities that lie beneath the surface. There is the Queen’s Chambers, the Communication Center, the Grand Ball Room, the Nursery and more. Ant world is technically advanced. Ant world is linked to civilizations on other planets."