Megan and Murray McMillan

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The Remains of Something Whole, 2011

single-channel HD video, 2m 9s, Dimensions Variable


The Remains of Something Whole includes a performance installation, a single-channel video, a site-specific video installation and a series of photographs. The single-channel video, video installation and photographs are the artists’ meta-exploration of the process of collaborating with a writer, composer, actors and stage crew while developing and rehearsing this work for a live performance in an old bank building. In the video an actor leaves the bank’s vault and walks slowly through the chaos of the real-life, slightly staged, 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.

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