in memory it almost feels as if I were present as a full witness from the very beginning
_ Unannounced (Invitation) _
Forty people received invitations for two installed events.
They went through the first alone and the second in small groups.
This project was an adaptation of David Foster Wallace's "The Soul is Not a Smithy," a story full of painful rememberings and ritual.
The attendant led each person into a small, private room.
Inside was a library lamp, a microphone, and a stack of cards:
_ Together (Excavation) _
Inside the blocks, masks —
and from the mouths of the masks came the recorded, whispered interviews.
AMT BOX OFFICE and DIRECTING STUDIO, Williams College 2017
advisors Natalie Robin, Amy Holzapfel, and David Gürçay-Morris
design assistant + interview manager Gabriel Wexler
operator + stagehand Calen Firedancing
photography David Dashiell