New Wing. A Rehearsal for a Faulty Projector
Damaged Optoma projector (with half the projected image missing) and screen.
A proposal for a new kind of play, the damaged half of a projected image becomes a new form of theatrical ‘wing’ (the unseen backstage area on either side of the stage of a proscenium theatre) from which performers are seen to appear and disappear.
It is ambiguous as to whether they are waiting, rehearsing or performing. This dark theatrical space is regularly intercut with the bright, expansive, fluid space of a swimming pool and the edges of floating bodies.
The damage, imposed onto the image by the projector itself, acts as modification of the stage generated from the audience’s perspective. The projector reveals a record of performance and play whilst also concealing half of it as an expanded offstage space.