TT JOURNAL, VOL.1, ISSUE 3, 8TH OCTOBER 2021
‘The Lost Supper’ is a collaborative video piece responding to the experience of lockdown.
It explores the notion of togetherness with the constraint of physical separation. While practicing social distancing at home during the pandemic I have noticed that some social relationships were paused whilst other social bonds became stronger on virtual platforms. It felt like we carefully chose the ones to sit and share a moment with, even though we weren’t sitting at the same table.
Using Da Vinci’s fresco of the Last Supper with Jesus and his Apostles as a visual inspiration, the piece invites thirteen performers to perform alone at home and come together virtually. Music and video become media to create unity – all brought into a collage for one shared experience around La Grande Table – inviting audiences to reflect on what we gained as well as what we lost during lockdown.
The Lost Supper is a piece by Mona Camille and Olivier Van Den Hende
Performed by Luntu Masiza, Simona Medolago, Jüri Nael, Agnes Oberauer, Seren Oroszvary, Liisa Saaremäel, Marshall Stay, Joshua Ransoni, Ragnar Uustal, Olivier Van Den Hende, Giacomo Veronesi, Natalie B. Wong and Mona Camille.
Music: Excerpt from the 1st Movement of the Elgar Cello Concerto in E Minor, op. 85- I. Adagio – Moderato by Jacqueline Du Pré and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Sponsored by Sarah J McDonald.
Mona Camille is a designer and artist with a background in architecture and scenic design. Her work includes urban interventions, set designs for theatre, installations, and video art. Mona started her work building sets in the scenic art department of the Semper Opera Dresden, before studying Architecture in Germany and Spatial Performance & Design in London. In recent years, her work has been shown at the Paris Fringe, Chinese Arts Now Festival London, Prague Quadrennial, and the Seychelles Biennale. Mona also teaches at the AAIS postgraduate programme of the AA School of Architecture and the Interior & Spatial Design BA of Buckinghamshire New University. https://monacamille.com/
Olivier Van Den Hende is a performer and maker at the intersections of music, theatre and film. He is trained as a classical cellist, actor and theatre maker and is a graduate from the National Conservatory in Paris and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Olivier’s work includes Cicuro, a collaborative piece brought to MIRA Festival in St. Petersburg Russia, and RADA Festival in 2019, a collaboration with Thiasos theatre company on a new Translation of Ploutos by Aristophanes, brought to The Space Theatre in London and Gardzienice. Olivier is represented by MacFarlane Chard Associates. https://www.oliviervandenhende.com/