On Confidants and Spokespersons
Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, graduation show department DOGtime / July 2017
Script, performance, stage setting, music, video
Cameo Appearances (on confidants and spokespersons) is a performance staged in a setting divided up in three parts: Desk, Studio and Cabin in the Woods. This tripartition presents three different characters and their related topics: Work in the character of Nancy Paris, Art in the character of Vienna Parreno and the in-between of Cabin in the Woods in the character of 'a woman'. This tripartition is meant to show the workings of both work and art to their fullest. Related topics of autonomy, artist's myths, precarity and competition are subsequently treated and criticised. The in-between of Cabin in the Woods (represented by the red foiled windows) is the elliptic moment where things fall short, where a Work is born out of work.
The script for this performance is based on the novel-thesis 'Art (...) Work'.