III: Portraits

Created and performed by: John MacCallum and Teoma Naccarato

III: Portraits is a video installation composed of two simultaneous projections, split in space and playing on a continuous loop. In each video the performer looks directly into the camera, framed in close-up while receiving the touch of someone from off-screen. The progression of each video is relentlessly slow and sustained, inviting interpretations of the subtle, qualitative variations in facial expression and gestural vocabulary. Given the division of the videos in space, visitors must choose how to distribute their attention between the two portraits by looking back and forth, and by moving closer or farther away from each projection.