THE MAKING OF THE MUSTANG SUITE AT THE CONCORDIA MEDIA GALLERY
On now at the Concordia Media Gallery is a screening of On Set: The Mustang Suite, an extended-form video of the making of Dana Claxton's Mustang Suite series. Clocking in at six hours, the video may seem like a long haul at first, but it's all intentional as curator Monika Kin Gagnon notes. "It’s as if the viewer is spending the day on set with Dana and her actors and crew," she explains in an interview with Concordia News, "You begin as the photographer and assistants set up the studio, lights and cameras; then the actors come in one after another to shoot the photos. It’s almost like visiting a film shoot. It has its lulls, where nothing much is happening, and then every once in a while, you get to see something amazing — like when the real Mustang horse is brought onto the set by his wrangler."
Read the full interview here, and be sure to visit the Media Gallery to have a look at the footage yourself. Screenings of On Set: The Mustang Suite will take place every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from October 16 to December 13, 2013. Viewers are invited to revisit the video many times. The Media Gallery is located in Room CJ-1.419 of the Communication Studies and Journalism Building (CJ Building, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W.) on the Loyola Campus.