ROMEO AND JULIET (I WANNA BE CLAIRE DANES)
Romeo and Juliet (I Wanna Be Claire Danes), single channel video, 2006, 7:50
Romeo and Juliet (I Wanna Be Claire Danes) recreates the final scene of Baz Luhrmann's movie adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Shot on a greenscreen with no background inserted, the character exists in a void- a virtual no mans land. The character acts the roles of both Romeo and Juliet. With a mixture of irony, seduction, and painful sincerity, the characters are forever isolated from each other. Each character has her moment of cinematic self-indulgent drama, then each one ends her life.