The first installment of a new subgenre called "Stand-up Philoso-comedy" where I (David Dixon)
attempt a synthesis of 19th century French painter Gustave Courbet's masterpieces, A Burial at
Ornans and The Artist's Studio, and his subsequent landscape painting; the notion of Sensus Communis
as represented in a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci and as expressed by German Enlightenment thinkers
Immanuel Kant and G.W.F Hegel; this, filtered through the lens of the pre-Socratic Zeno, his
paradoxes, and the Narcissus myth. All in about a half hour. "The Grave is Empty (explained)" at
Moonlighter Presents, BPM Brooklyn, December 2012.