Auditions is the result of an artist residency Milton completed at Access Gallery and the Western Front in Vancouver. Milton transformed the Western Front Grand Luxe Hall into an audition studio where she invited professional and amateur actors, friends, a psychologist, and her mother to participate. Developed into a series of three videos, the project bases itself around a series of one to one interactions between artist and participant blurring interactions between acting auditions, job interviews, psychotherapy sessions, and celebrity confessionals.
Office Takes is the first instalment in the Auditions Series. Performances consisted of one participant playing the role of a Director/Boss/Analyst and the other an Actor/Employee/Patient. After each run-through of the script, the performers switched roles (as to experience the narrative from each side of the desk). When not engaged in performance, the participants switched roles between cameraperson and director of each session.
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Total Running Time: 20 mins 30 sec
Auditions (Confessional) is the third instalment in a three-part video series that was the result of Milton’s summer residency at Access Gallery and the Western Front in Vancouver. Milton and a series of participants made up of amateur and professional actors, the artist’s mother and a practicing psychiatrist switch roles between: 1) a casting agent and actor and 2) a television journalist and a Hollywood celebrity. Dialogue throughout the script was pulled from Hollywood musicals and celebrity confessionals.