Versions 1,2,3 is a two-channel video installation by Karilynn Ming Ho that examines the relationship between performance and the lens in the staging and re-framing of events. The work begins with a series of improvisations by two people performing themselves in front of a camera (Version 1). Using the documentation obtained from these improvisations as a "script," these moments are restaged theatrically, using actors, objects, props and a minimal set and remediated back onto video (Versions 2 and 3). The work examines the notion of a performance that continues through its potential reiterations through different structural tropes (cinematic and theatrical) and through different bodies that take on these roles and situations.
There are a total of eight vignettes collected from the initial performances and re-enacted as versions 2 and 3.
Version1 HD: 31:24
Versions 2 HDV: 21:35
Versions 3 HDV: 27:24