Check out these new (if small) promotional stills (+ poster) of Chloë Sevigny appearing in Doug Aitken’s upcoming video/live performance piece Black Mirror, debuting next month in Greece. Details in our original post about the project and at www.greekfestival.gr.
Synopsis from Line Out:
The protagonist, played by Chloë Sevigny, exists in the borderless world of Black Mirror where people live fast nomadic lives in the shadows. These are the people you pass and don’t identify at the airport terminal, the hotel lobby, and the car rental kiosk.
Black Mirror explores modern life accelerated. Like a river of light moving on the highway, we’re all on this road, but this is the story of those for whom the road is existence’ those who don’t step back to breathe the air, those who never stagnate or stop… this is “the now.”
Black Mirror is an artwork in multiple forms — a site specific multi-channel video installation that will be presented on Hydra Island, Greece and, in synchronicity, a live theatre performance set on a uniquely designed barge floating off Athens and Hydra.
The video installation will transform the interior of the old Slaughterhouse into a space literally covered in black mirrors to create a black-mirrored kaleidoscope. Inside the vortex-like reflective room, the 5-channel synchronized film installation will play the work, to create an evocative personal story of modern movement.
The unique live theater work created by Doug Aitken, will create a single story through multiple film projections and with live actors, gospel singers, male and female strippers, musicians, and whipper. A live musical score will accompany the piece, performed by the band No Age and Greek percussionists.
A book produced by the DESTE Foundation will be released in tandem with both elements of the work.
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