understudies

Understudies

2021

single channel 4K video, 21 minutes

Understudies follows a day of rehearsal in which seven performers all inhabit the singular role of The Actress. The Actresses rehearse variations of Nina's monolog from Chekhov's The Seagull, atomising the text by means of seriously playful repetition to render it both sublime and ridiculous. Simultaneously, the labour of staging oneself is made visible.

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