The Angel of Mercy

1977-81, 64 min, color, sound

First performed live in 1977, this the only one of Antin's live performances to be prepared for video. "Eleanor Nightingale" leaves the silken prison of her Victorian home and goes off to war. In the Crimea she engages with the political issues raised by class and sex inequities, military injustice, peace and war.

Performed by Eleanor Antin. Cinematographer/Technical Director: Steve Hirsch. Editor: Bee Ottinger. Music: R.A. Robboy. Supporting Cast: R.A. Robboy, Bob Badami, Peter Phillips. Band: R.A. Robboy, Peter Phillips. Technical Assistant: Jon Gold.

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