By Charles L. Mee
A SITI Company production
Directed by Anne Bogart
Court Theatre, Chicago
Nov 12 – Dec 10, 2006
Hotel Cassiopeia follows the American collage artist Joseph Cornell as he observes the city he so loved, overhears—and fabricates—parts of conversations, is inspired by movies and overwhelmed by the glorious bustle of Manhattan's streets. Created by Charles Mee, Anne Bogart and the
SITI Company, Hotel Cassiopeia is a work of rigorous and unexpected juxtapositions and the search for the perfect articulation of the moments that make a life worth living.

Future performances:
Arizona State University on April 28, 2007
SUNY-Purchase on May 4, 2007
Brooklyn Academy of Music from October 9–16, 2007
Anthology Film Archives
New York, NY
December 15, 2006 7:30 pm
Including Rose Hobart (1939, 20 minutes, sound); Cotillion (1940s–1969, 8 minutes); The Midnight Party (1940s–1968, 3.5 minutes); The Children's Party (1940s–1968, 8 minutes); Centuries of June (1955, 10 minutes); Aviary (1955, 11 minutes); GniR RednoW (1955, 5 minutes); Nymphlight (1957, 8 minutes); A Legend for Fountains (1957–85, 17 minutes); Angel (1957, 3 minutes)
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Saturday, January 27, 2007 2:00 pm
Designed for Cornell enthusiasts as well as movie buffs, this presentation of vintage and archival films reveals the importance of film on Cornell's life and art making. Featuring Rose Hobart (about 1936); Untitled (Bookstalls) (late 1930s; restored 1978); The Aviary (1954); Angel (1957); Nymphlight (1957); A Legend for Fountains (1957; completed 1965 with Larry Jordan); and GniR RednoW (1955), based on outtakes from Stan Brakhage's Wonder Ring (1955). Presented in association with the exhibition "Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination".

A selection of Cornell's films are also available on DVD from
Voyager Foundation.