Portrait of Samuel Beckett, 1977, mirrors on panel, Audrius V. Plioplys
With my art work evolving into conceptual installation pieces, which included windows, doors, mirrors, sound and light systems, a certain amount of theatricality was also evolving. In 1978 I corresponded with Samuel Beckett, who was living in Paris. I proposed that if he could write a play without actors, I could incorporate a recording of the text into one of my installation pieces. He was intrigued by the idea and wanted to collaborate, but at the time he was overwhelmed with commitments, and could not take on any new projects. Subsequent life events did not allow a resumption of this project.