THE REASON

 

There are words to be spoken around a something to do, before a something to do, and after a something to do. Likewise, there are words to be spoken around a work of art, before a work of art, and after a work of art. The discussion of future action is so celebrated, that every year many humans resolve to make changes: "I'm gonna do this" they say, "I'm gonna do that." Like resolutions of the new year, a work of art is more readily talked about than it is accomplished. It is easy to talk about what would, should, and could happen.

MULTIPLE CHOICE:

  1. A documentary film does one of two things for its subject: makes it matter or makes it have matter.

  2. A documentary film does not make a subject it makes a matter.

  3. A documentary film forces its subject to matter even if it doesn’t have matter.

 

As a result,

 

unremarkable things can easily be mistaken for being remarkable.

ANYWAY:

this performance is about an unremarkable piece that hasn’t yet been made by an unremarkable artist. Five actors will be speaking, usually simultaneously, about this piece by this artist. All of their talking about the potentiality of this piece will only produce cacophony; therefore, inaction. An idea is always easier said than done.  

 

 

 

 

CAST

The Artist

  1. walking/tripping over 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place of a finalist podium. 

  2. introverted and overly thoughtful

  3. paced as if answering questions

 

Formal Representative

  1. standing at a presidential-esque podium (with american flag)

  2. triumphant and controlled

  3. paced like political speeches

 

The Critic

  1. sitting atop a ladder (a la Rauschenberg in interview)

  2. overly serious and contemplative

  3. paced extremely slow and drawn out

 

The Acquaintance

  1. lounging in a psychoanalysis chair

  2. slightly melancholy - possibly jealous but honest

    “well… I guess, he was always,...”
  3. paced slow and considerate

 

The Interviewer

  1. walking around with a tour guide headset and belt mounted speaker

  2. very energetic but emotionless

  3. a very consistent pacing of questions - robotic