Curtain Call 

single-channel video


The curtain call is theater’s ultimate public payoff for the performer. It can be a gesture of well-earned recognition and release at the end of a grueling performance or a hollow mob reflex to stroke the cast’s ego. In Curtain Call, Type A removes the performance altogether and focuses on the arrogant acceptance of praise. The ritual of recognition becomes the performance itself.

 Shot in a theater, Curtain Call shows the two members of Type A repeatedly taking the stage to bask in a never-ending wave of applause and cheering, and briskly disappearing back in the wings, only to reemerge and accept more accolades. The cycle repeats ad absurdum.