Ophelia/Machine is a long form video I have been developing in between phases of work for about 18 months. It is partly inspired by Heiner Muller’s postmodern masterwork Hamlet/Machine and partly inspired by events from my life.
While Ophelia/Machine is more surrealistic than my plays, The Silicone Diaries and I was Barbie, I see the works as a trilogy about autobiographical objectification.
I will shoot it this week on high def video working again with my collaborator Jordan Tannahill.
Ophelia/Machine will go into postproduction in phases in between me touring my theatre pieces and speaking at universities. Because of the unfolding way Jordan and I develop video we do not know what form the final product will take. I don’t expect though that it will be finished for another twenty-four months.