Uncertain Contract

Uncertain Contract, 2008, video, 14 mins 57 secs (looped). Production still. Actor: Mark Oosterveen. Photo: Carey Young.
Part of Mutual Release, 2008, a series of mixed media works on a legal theme.

 

In the video Uncertain Contract, we see an actor interpret a script composed of legal terms from a commercial contract, the white backdrop of his rehearsal space referencing the 'white cube' of the gallery as well as the appearance of contractual documents. The specific terms of the contract have been omitted, leading to an 'uncertain' contract in which the meaning is open to interpretation.