The 1920s was an era of change and exploration for all walks of life. While congressmen were making back room deals with gangsters, and flappers and dandies roamed the countryside, the upper echelon (the bourgeoisie) were coming out of the old Victorian order and would through lavish parties of excess and decadence. It was also fashionable to dabble in the Black Arts. In “Black Curtain”, a story is told of a performer being brought back from the dead to entertain the guest at one of these parties.
Brother Dorn’s “Black Curtain” series was created from a group art project spearheaded by the musician Ben Lovett. It was shot in a 5 story Mason Temple that had been closed to the public for over 70 years in Asheville, NC. Musicians, actors, set designers, hair stylists, make up artists, wardrobe stylist, a film crew and over a hundred extras all dressed in 1920’s fashion and piled in for 3 days to shoot a long play music video based around the song “Black Curtain” by Lovett.