And You Were Wonderful, On Stage
Cally Spooner, 2018
Editors: Cally Spooner and Meret Kaufmann
Texts by: Cally Spooner, Hendrick Folkerts
Publisher: Mousse Publishing
ISBN: 978 88 6749 340 1
Dimensions: 29.5 x 26 cm
On the occasion of DRAG DRAG SOLO, the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève published a booklet containing the script, scores, a text, and visuals of Cally Spooner’s major work And You Were Wonderful, On Stage.
And You Were Wonderful, On Stage (2013–15) has more in common with a live choreographic event than cinema. In this five-channel installation, a musical is shot in a single take. A chorus line gossip about celebrities, athletes, and politicians who outsourced their performance to a technology, whilst a marketing practice is quoted in which employees’ words and voices are tweaked to TV-commercial perfection.