Audition was recorded at the Banff Centre during the thematic residency Our Literal Speed: Stuff That’s Near Art That’s Not Art, Which is Treated As if It Were Are, Is Now the Substance of Most Serious Art, including staff and select participants in the residency.
The residents were asked to audition to play the role of themselves, and were told that only one of them would get the role. The residency art star, a former runway model/residency leader, and the curator of the Banff Centre’s Walter Phillips Gallery played a team of directors defining the role for which each resident was auditioning.
In Casting Call: Marilyn Volkman, the director is behind the camera directing the performer to imagine playing the role of the director. The exchange plays with shifting power and humility.
The casting call was a precursor to the video Audition, so that Marilyn could play as me physically and verbally.
Audition, TRT 43:00, 2013
Casting Call: Marilyn Volkman, TRT 5:01, 2013
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