The Remains of Something Whole

The Remains of Something Whole: Video
2011
2:04 min., HD video

 

 

The Remains of Something Whole is a performance installation, a single-channel video, a site-specific video installation and a series of photographs.

 

This project is in two phases: a live performance installation and a video. Phase one was a live performance in 2011, which was a collaboration between director/designers Megan and Murray McMillan, writer Rachel Jendrzejewski and composer Peter Bussigel. Phase two is a video designed by the McMillans that meditates on the process of collaborating with Jendrzejewski and Bussigel.

In the video, an actor leaves the bank’s vault and walks slowly through the chaos of an actual live rehearsal. She steps inside the moving set, which is modeled after her own head, and climbs to the top to adjust a spotlight until it illuminates her to the point of obscurity. The soundtrack includes diegetic sounds and Bussigel’s performance, which is based on samples of Arvo Part’s Kanon Pokajanen.

 

 

Remains of Something Whole: Photograph 1 | 2011 | 60” x 40”

The Remains of Something Whole: Photograph 1
2011
60” x 40”

 

 

The Remains of Something Whole: Photograph 2
2011
60” x 40”

 

 

Remains of Something Whole: Photograph 3 | 2011 | 60” x 40”

The Remains of Something Whole: Installation
2011
24′ x 15′ x 14′

 

 

Click here to see the project fabrication process.

 

 

Playwright

Rachel Jendrzejewski

Music

Peter Bussigel

Assistant

Chris Capozzi

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Kieran Delaney

Performers

Rachel Jendrzejewski
Peter Bussigel
Leah Anderson
Philippe Bowgen
Vichet Chum
Mia Ellis
Drew Ledbetter
Chris Capozzi
Autumn Patricia Ahn
Joe Karpiel
Mike Formanski
Kieran Delaney
Alex Haynes

Production

Alex Haynes
Phil Soucy

Intern

Warra Hugh

 

 

© 2011 Megan and Murray McMillan