Who is the muse? In "Roll of Paper and I" two artists simultaneously perform creative acts before the camera-- one dances, the other sculpts with paper--yet both of these artists are one. The relationship between the two shifts throughout the duration of the piece, creating various tensions and harmonies. "Roll of Paper and I" is composed of two improvised performances for camera set to piano roll selections from the Follies of 1910, recorded on a player piano. The piece, being somewhat whimsical in nature, also refers to "follies", as both theatrical productions and architectural constructions. Who or what is the muse is to be defined by the viewer.
On Saturday May 12, 2007 at 12:00 GMT Wayne Brett and Paula Brett (in London and Budapest, respectively) pointed their cameras towards one another and performed a "Camera Dance".
Proposal for "A Stone in the Heart Sometimes" Video Installation, 2008
Excerpt from "Cake Mix", 2003 In this experimental video, the camera is placed inside an American diner-style revolving cake display. As the foreground focuses on the texture and colors of the cakes, the background rotates from scenes inside the diner to outside the windows. Keeping with the idea of spinning, the audio track plays a cyclical sequence of three personal accounts of "serendipitous occurrences" told by three different people.
Excerpt from "Talking to Myself", 2006 In this video, artists of various disciplines are brought into a room with a video camera and asked the question, "What do you need to tell yourself the most?" In this confession-like scenario, the artist reveals aspects of their personalities for the camera with candor, humor, and humanity.