Richard N. Schachter
Richard Schachter is a performance and video artist from New York living in Ottawa. A graduate o the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, he has been creating performances since 1984. He was a member of the Ottawa performance collective People in the Speakers and has collaborated with dancer/performance artist Kurt Fulton, a member of the New York performance collective Watchface. The four-part performance "I Have A Dream..." based on civil rights for gays included his first video 'Death Camp" was screened extensively including Kijkhuis, Holland.
Richard was also chair of Galerie SAW Video's Board of Trustees in Ottawa.
Richard currently lives in New York.
His video work includes The Story of Bernadette Stiletto(1980), Words are Powerful (1984), Death Camp (1988), Portrait of an Artist (1988), Symposium of Angels (1989).
1988, 14:20 minutes, colour, English
20:53 minutes, English