Title: Music Box
Medium: Digital Video
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
This video features two performers sitting at a table with an empty crystal cake platter, with a lace cloud hanging above. The two women enter the space and sit, one woman begins to sing and the other joins her for the final chorus, and then they exit.
I designed a screening of this project to make the movement and sound appear to be emanating from a tiny music box. I constructed a small light projection box with a cardboard box and a screen made from paper, and I projected the video with a tiny projector from behind the box’s screen. The tiny "music box" video projection is intended to suggest Victorian dollhouses and shadow boxes (and, more specifically, a 19th c. “Phasmatrope” screen-box), and to evoke a ghostly and magical quality.
For this project I excerpted documentation footage from a performance installation I made for Bookless in January 2012, entitled "Script."
Designed and directed by Katrina Schaag; performed by Eleanor Johnson and Katrina Schaag.