A Universal History of Infamy: Variations on Nocturne in 1200 Seconds

2020
Visual Art and Installation, Film and Media

About the Production

In Fall 2020, Ping Chong and Company invited a group of artists to create short online works responding to the original script of Nocturne in 1200 Seconds, the original prompt that inspired the work, and the current moment. These works are presented with a new video adaptation of Nocturne in 1200 Seconds.

This project is part of Ping Chong and Company’s initiative to invite new artistic voices to create work inspired by, in conversation with, and drawing from engagement with our archival body of work.

All of the pieces and a recording of the launch event, which took place on December 8th, 2020 can be viewed here.


Production Team And Cast

LAUNCH EVENT

Conceived and Directed by

Ping Chong, Kenya Bullock, Jaime Sunwoo, Matt Chilton, Zakaria Khafagy and Irisdelia Garcia

Producer

Jane Jung

NOCTURNE IN 1200 SECONDS (2020)

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Ping Chong

Assistant Director

Kristina Varshavskaya

Cinematography

Kristina Varshavskaya

Editor and VFZ Artist

Kristina Varshavskaya

Sound Design

Ernesto Valenzuela

Sound Mixer and Boom Operator

Ernesto Valenzuela

Voice Over Technician

Nathan Rubio

Lighting Design and Gaffing

Hao Bai

Costume and Make-Up Design

Stefani Mar

Makeup Artist

Amanda Briskin-Wallace

Production Assistant

Destiny Castro

Cast

Christopher Caines, Adebowalé Adebiyi and George Drance

THE BARREL

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Kenya Bullock

Choreography

Izir Lewis and Jeff Konah

Videography

Josue Lora

Cast

Izir Lewis and Jeff Konah

YOU ARE THE NEWS NOW

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Jaime Sunwoo and Matt Chilton

Sound Design

Jaime Sunwoo and Matt Chilton

Dramaturgy and Text

Collected by Jaime Sunwoo and Matt Chilton

PIGPEN

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Zakaria Khafagy

Prosthetic Painting

Kaylee Lupowitz

Videography

Zakaria Khafagy

Editor

Zakaria Khafagy

Animation

Zakaria Khafagy

Cast

Amir Khafagy, Malique Antione Dennis and Joseph Fiscaletti

I HAD SWALLOWED MIRRORS FOR YOU

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Irisdelia Garcia

Production Assistant

Elizabeth Marrero

Costume Design

Irisdelia Garcia

Videography

Irisdelia Garcia and Joselyn Garcia

Editor

Irisdelia Garcia

Cast

Irisdelia Garcia and Joselyn Garcia

Performance History

Premiere

Online premiere via Zoom (December 2020)

Funders

The National Endowment for the Arts