Collaboration with Oscar Garrido de la Rosa
Menuetto started with the idea to work together on a piece that gives equal weight to both composition and visuals from the conception of the work through to the final execution without one being the ‘add-on’ to the other.
Three picture frames appear one after the other, each showing the head of a musician. After a while all three start talking in a seemingly uncoordinated way. They make two further appearances, changing their position in the picture frame each time they re-appear. With every new appearance their talk becomes a little more coordinated until finally they perform a piece revealing itself as carefully composed.
Menuetto references tendencies in New Music as well as Dada while on a broader basis it talks about art making in general, which often starts out as chaos and then gets slowly refined over time.
The duration of the movie is 6 min, 54 sec. Ideally it is displayed on 3 individual and coordinated monitors arranged on three walls facing each other. Alternatively it can bee projected as on piece onto a wall with each image next to the other.
Performers are Sarah Collins, Bettina Crimmins & Oscar Garrido de la Rosa