What actor can truly subsume Shakespeare's words into himself? Can the contemporary theatre audience suspend their disbelief when the authorship of the play is so universally complete? Isn't the actor just mummying a part too large for any mortal man?
Jacqui Carrol's"Voodoo Macbeth" now progresses into this Kantoresque conceptual space. She is striping away Macbeth's well worn cloak of words, so the actor must truly act, while the witches, beings of another dimension like the playwright himself, speak his words and maneuvers Macbeth as a puppet zombie.
The image above, "A Lady in Waiting", is a photo-graphic work I've made of a photo taken of Kristen Duffus while having her plaster mask made for her "Selfer". After completing the mask base and waiting for it to dry I was telling Kristen how beautiful a scene it made, she motioned to me to take a photo and so I did. At the next rehearsal I brought in a print of "A Lady in Waiting" and stuck it on the Vision Board (more on this in the next post). Later that evening Jacqui came to look at the board and told me how much she liked the image. Today, Jacqui reveals to me that both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth may be masked off during most of the play....a neat example of the fluid nature of process in the arts as an intersection of influences.