APRIL: Sarah Maxfield’s One-Shot

I had 6 hours last weekend in which to create and film a solo performance.  I could only record in one take, in a fixed frame, and could not edit in any way.  I never got to see the footage.  Now it lives forever.  This is Sarah Maxfield’s One-Shot:  “exploring our cultural relationship to the Internet, the irony of technology that it is both a conduit and a barrier to communication, and what it means to be ‘alone’ in a media culture.  One artist. One day. One take. Infinite possibilities.”

She also wrote a terrific essay in The Brooklyn Rail, that I drew on quite heavily for ideas and inspiration.  (permanent document of video vs. live performance created in real time, performing our identities online, etc.)

The result:

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