Video

The Mission

Johanna Householder and b.h. Yael

2000, 04:21 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 919.00

With the exception of one brief sequence, this tape is a shot for shot recreation - edited in camera - of the opening scene of Francis Coppola's 1979 landmark, Apocalypse Now, with Householder in the role of Captain Benjamin Willard. Reputedly it took 8 hours to film a seriously drunk Martin Sheen improvising his actions in this soul baring scene; an ordeal that contributed to the heart attack he suffered a few days later.

This comedic yet unnerving piece may be seen as a probing into the processes of identification. By replacing Sheen's body with her own Householder calls into question the gendering of redemption as Yael masterfully duplicates Storaro's Academy Award winning cinematography dogma-style.

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