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Original Super 8 footage shot by Dr. Oliver Sacks of his patients at Beth Abraham Hospital, Bronx, NY, who were administered the drug L-Dopa in the summer of 1969 and “awakened” after decades of inactivity is featured in this cine-poem that combines archival footage with a score for solo saxophone
composed by Philip Glass.
Commissioned by New York Live Arts as part of Live Ideas: The Worlds of Oliver Sacks, April 17-21, 2013.