Wednesday, June 13, 2012

retro necro holo-hauntology (continued)


"that's not 'tasteful', that's umheimlich"

[via Billboard] "Lisa Marie Presley is all good with her father being turned into a virtual image ala Tupac Shakur at this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Core Media Group, which owns Elvis Presley's  name and likeness for project development, and Digital Domain Media Group, which produced the Tupac illusion in April, have announced they intend to create a similar image of The King, with uses that range from a possible duets album and a TV drama series to "performances" at the Graceland mansion in Memphis and perhaps on the road. 

"Lisa Marie, who owns Graceland and continues to hold a minority stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises, tells Billboard that  'I've been maintaining that as long as things are done tastefully, I would never have a problem with it. And thankfully we've been very much involved, so we will be formulating how it'll be coming out and everything. There's no definite plans yet.'Presley, who helped curate the "Elvis...Through His Daughters Eyes" exhibit at Graceland, adds that she sees the Elvis image as the next step in something like Elvis -- The Concert, a traveling show that features footage of her father on a massive video screen while a live band that includes many of his former musicians plays live. 'If you want to go to the next level with that, (the image) is where you'd go. You have to stay with technology,' she says."

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