Box – storyboard

Storyboard for In/Out of the Box

created 7 September 2008, revised 20 September 2008

The video sequence is expected to take from three to four minutes. The live performance part will take five to six minutes. There will be a music soundtrack for both parts.

Pre-performance instructions spoken to the audience

On your tables are some sealed boxes marked ‘In the box – shake’. Please shake them.

[Note: each table will have several sealed boxes of different sizes with mysterious contents similar to what is in the video.]

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Extracts from the Journals of Rrose Sélavy

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by Mary Jacob

Music by INCA

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In / Out of the box

An escape act in two parts

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Part 1 – In the box

video/photo montage [Note: This is a list of possible still photos to include. In the editing process, they will be selected and possibly re-sequenced.]

photo large empty box
photo woman sitting in the box with her back to camera
photo box has been closed
photos fast shots of small box with different contents: sand, broken porcelain, dried leaves, seed pods; rocks; crumpled paper; coins; nested boxes; underwear; cut-up bits of poster, keys, dust
photos camera at foot level on prom, a man’s feet walk into view, a box is put on prom, feet walk off into distance
photo on the beach, a beach towel with box in foreground, man sitting with back to the box, no face showing
photo box on prom, with a shadow over it
photos starting at eye-level on bedroom wall, pan down to pickax handle, pickax head, along floor to the men’s jeans, a mobile phone in the pocket of the jeans rings
photos alternatively just use photos as above
photo box being closed repeatedly
photo something wrapped in paper inside a box, pickax smashes it
photo box shoved into a cupboard
photo box being lifted from the floor and put onto a high ledge
photo box put into cupboard, repeated slamming of door
photo box shoved repeatedly behind things, under sofa etc
photo box on floor, camera at floor angle, feet walking past, kick box
photos wedding champagne glasses in a box; glasses smashed once; smashed again; repeat until broken glass looks like sand; progressively add seaweed and stones until inside of box looks natural. Photos are taken at the beach. Last image shows pickax beside box.
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The End

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Part 2 – Out of the box

[Note: These titles will be done in the style of old-time silent movie titles and shown as as continuation of the video, which would then carry on playing while the live performance is going on.]

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May 2007

The Lead-in

live action The woman walks on stage stiffly and stands inside the box, crowding in on top of three large stones. She is wearing black trousers, a black suit jacket, and a striped business-like blouse. Her appearance is heavy because, unknown to the audience at this point in time, she is wearing many layers of clothing. She faces the audience from within the box.
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June 2007

The Crisis

live action The woman takes off the jacket and flings it outside the box.She takes off the trousers and flings them outside the box, revealing another pair of similar trousers underneath.She takes off the striped blouse and flings it outside of the box, revealing a similar blouse underneath.

She takes one of the stones and places it outside of the box in front of her.

[Note: she has divested herself of British size 18 (American size 16). In each of these live action sequences, she gains more room to move.]

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July 2007

The Home Visit

live action She takes off the trousers and flings them outside the box, revealing another pair of similar trousers underneath.She takes off the blouse and flings it outside of the box, revealing a similar blouse underneath.[Note: she has divested herself of size 16.]
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November 2007

The Negotiation

live action She takes off the trousers and flings them outside the box, revealing another pair of similar trousers underneath.She takes off the blouse and flings it outside of the box, revealing a similar blouse underneath.She takes one of the stones and places it outside of the box in front of her.

[Note: she has divested herself of size 14.]

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February 2008

The Postponement

live action She takes off the trousers and flings them outside the box, revealing another pair of similar trousers underneath.She takes off the blouse and flings it outside of the box, revealing a similar blouse underneath.She takes the last of the stones and places it outside of the box in front of her.

[Note: she has divested herself of size 12.]

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August 2008

The Resolution

live action She takes off the trousers and flings it outside of the box, revealing a different type of trousers underneath, soft balloony tunic trousers with a batik design.She takes off the blouse and flings it outside of the box, revealing a different kind of top, a close-fitting jersey in a bright colour.She steps out of the box and takes out a set of bright LED poi.

Lights dim.

She begins to spin the move called ‘the butterfly’ with fluid body motion.

She puts the poi into a black briefcase, puts on a tan linen business jacket, and walks briskly off the stage in this hybrid outfit.

performance title

The Beginning

post-performance instructions to the audience

Each of you has been given a small box marked ‘Out of the box’. Please open them. You may keep these.

[Note: Each box will have a tiny colourful origami bird. Members of the audience may keep the small boxes and their contents.]

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