Versions 1,2,3

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Date created: 
2010
Keywords: 
Performativity
Theatricality
Camera
Failed intentionality
Iterability
Abstract: 

Versions 1,2,3 is a video installation that examines the relationship between performativity and the lens, in the staging and re-framing of mediated events. The work begins with improvisations by two people sited in front of a camera. Then, using the documentation obtained from these improvisations as a starting point their singular moments are retraced theatrically, using actors, objects, props and a minimal set. This theatrical production gets remediated back onto video. Taken as a whole, the work examines the unfolding of performatives, the self-consciousness that arises when in view of a camera, and the creative forces that emerge in the face of uncertainty. The project ultimately addresses the possibilities that abound in the reiteration of events, and their potentiation through difference.

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Language: 
English
Document type: 
Thesis
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Senior supervisor: 
J
Department: 
School for the Contemporary Arts - Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Project (M.F.A.)
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