Christopher Knowles b. 1959
Sunshine Superman (1987)
Sunshine Superman tells the story of artist Christopher Knowles through the voice of his friend and collaborator, director Richard Rutkowski. In 1985 in his first year at Harvard College, Richard met a 27-year-old Christopher Knowles and began their ongoing collaborations on stage and film. Working with Knowles, already at the time a world famous artist and principal collaborator to theater director Robert Wilson, Rutkowski set out to explore the mind and creative impulses of the shy young man whose autism and introvert nature contained a brilliance for patterns and numbers as well as a savant-like memory.
Christopher Knowles in UbuWeb Sound