Pharmaceuticals: a performance installation

Commissioned by the National arts Council of Seychelles, this piece was exhibited as a video installation at the Seychelles Biennale 2022.

Created & Co-produced by Mona Camille & Olivier Vandenhende
Director Olivier Van Den Hende
Designer Mona Camille
Performer / co-creator Vyte Garriga
Performer / co-creator Jo Moss
Film & edit Studio Goodluck Production

Music Dvorak cello concerto in b minor op. 104
By Jacqueline Dupré, Daniel Barenboim, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Supported by
National Arts Council of Seychelles
AA Interprofessional Studio London
RADA Studios London
Centre 151 London
And a special thanks to all who have supported and donated to the project

Chinese Cultural Centre, Mahe 
for the Seychelles Biennale

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Pharmaceuticals takes us into the daily lives of two pharmacists. Through the allegro of Dvořák’s cello concerto in b minor op. 104, everyday scenarios turn into extraordinary events. Filled into recuperated jars - flora, white sand and dark waters find their place next to more common pharmaceutical objects on the ‘pharmacy shelf’. As we witness the music taking the protagonists through a timeless journey - the piece invites us to reflect on (dis)connection and the place of remedies in our pandemic era.

The project is a development of the two lead artists’ research on performance with classical music and around the theme of daily activities and object theatre.