The Remains of Something Whole: Video
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.
The Remains of Something Whole: Photograph 1
60” x 40”
The Remains of Something Whole: Photograph 2
60” x 40”
The Remains of Something Whole: Installation
24′ x 15′ x 14′
Click here to see the project fabrication process.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Autumn Patricia Ahn
© 2011 Megan and Murray McMillan