Process in/out of Context
I took a break from designing video to be used in the show and started to document rehearsals and create behind-the-scenes videos. [shot and edited for TWG Dailies]
Interviews with Performers
Improvising on the Dailies created a lot of footage, so I decided to add structure, and create a section called "Z asks," which utilized written questions to provoke members of the experimental theatre group. [shot and edited for TWG Dailies]
In an attempt to free the viewer of the bias created by the editor when cross-cutting interviews, I decided to build a 4 channel live video set-up, placing the subjects directly across from one another with cameras pointing frontally, beyond the frame of my camera - shooting their images from classic SONY cube PVM-2030 CRT monitors. This way, the viewer selects which shot to look at - or can try to watch both subjects simultaneously. [built/shot/edited for TWG Dailies]
Vlog/ Performer diary entries
A selection of videos from the TWG Dailies in which I address the viewer. [shot/edited for TWG Dailies]
In A Pink Chair (In Place of A Fake Antique) I play a ready-made Tadeusz Kantor, but also a stand-in for The Wooster Group's director Elizabeth LeCompte. In this video, I introduce the new [at the time] idea of having me receive live direction through the in-ear, becoming a sort of puppet or mole onstage. I experiment with out-of-sync audio - an allusion to the dis-integration of the remote-controlled human.
dash oh dash neill
This is one of the earliest videos in which I address the viewer. I try to speak with my writing, which I feel is often more thought-out than my speaking. There is a dystopic quality to this video, in which I try to find the birthplace of the playwright Eugene O'neill and discover that it is a Starbucks in Times Square.
The tape so far
Video is materialistic, I realized in film school. The amount of objects or material depicted is somehow directly proportional to the amount of ideas or thoughts expressed in motion pictures. Here I find a material measure for the amount of rehearsing that we've been doing in A Pink Chair (In Place of A Fake Antique).
Future Real Moments
An accidental experimental series on TWG DAILIES in which I created videos with an improvisation imperative - asking people to interact with the camera as if it was "one year from now." These videos mix provocation with improvisation in an imagined hypothetical reality - where everyone is a product of what, at the time, I called "self-styling" - a concept somewhat similar to what David Foster Wallace calls "cosmetic psychology."