project : A Doll's House
I'm interested in how relationships become scripted. I'm often struck by uncanny moments of interacting with people when you feel yourself or them saying someone else's lines. How do relationships form in response to fictions and how does art feed from reality? Ibsen's A Doll's House was highly controversial when it was released by addressing the status of women in society. How does this same script operate when pondering the current status of male identity in a domestic setting?
The dollhouse is 3ft high and is placed on the floor. This requires the viewers to crouch or re-scale themselves to clearly view the projections.
The audio is appropriated from an actual theatrical production of the play and is strong and clear. There is slippage or loss of sync between the performance video footage and the appropriated audio.
A Doll's House investigates the slippage between acting/performing/reality in relationships by engaging multiple layers of artifice/reality into one space.
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