Assembly Room One (2012)
(with Lee Welch) 42 min. digital video file, wood, projector, screen, speakers.
Exhibitions & Screenings:
Direction & Editing: Mike Crane
Written by: Mike Crane & Lee Welch
Performers: Anthony Casertano, Cris Colicchio, Brandon D'Augustine, Beth Griffith, Nileja James
Camera: Mauricio Arango, James N. Kienitz Wilkins
Sound: Josh Allen
Using the scenario of an indefinite jury deliberation, Assembly Room One is a cinematic adaptation of a live performance in which five participants engage in a conversation around a collection of artifacts whose relevance to a particular crime remains unknown. The forty-two-minute sequence is comprised of six distinct iterations of the same seven-minute cyclical performance, each one looping seamlessly into the next. Slight variations in the dialogue and action are highlighted in each variation, generating a patterned narrative sequence that is both repetitive and variable.