TILL DEATH US DO PART Till Death Us Do Part is a cross discipline project created to coincide with the 5th London ACT ART event, entitled ACT ART 5 - Till Death Us Do Art that was staged in 2007. The project consists of a series of photographic works, (that were also used as publicity images for the event), a stand alone performance for camera video piece, (that was also edited into a shorter trailer to advertise the event), and a live performance that took place on the night. The first video above consists of footage shot on location in Stoke Newington church/cemetery, and extra footage was also filmed during the photo shoot at the venue where the event took place, and was later edited and projected as a backdrop to the live performance that took place on the night, as well as being screened as a stand alone video piece in the cinema at ACT ART 5 - Till Death Us Do Art. The second video above is the live performance documentation that see's my partner Marc Massive and I enter the space from one end of the room and walk through the crowd (at a march like pace), until we reach the stage. We then stepped up onto the stage, and perform various rituals, including, cutting wedding garters into each others legs using a scalpel (instead of exchanging rings), and getting showered in black confetti. The performance mimics the backdrop video at times, as well as acting as an interesting moving image/pattern that was projected on to us and to the screen behind, during the rituals. The performance at the show acted as our public ceremony. Our decision to have an alternative ceremony is symbolic of our non-religious beliefs, yet we still have a strong desire to display our love publicly like any other couple who declare their unity. Till Death Us Do Part is the 3rd and final part in a trilogy of works created for ACT ART. Part 2 entitled Forever is a performance piece that was staged at ACT ART 4, and part 1 entitled The Engagement was staged at ACT ART 3, both of which can be viewed on this website.
Devised: Frost + Massive. Featuring: Oliver Frost, Marc Massive, Scottee, Ryan Styles, Timberlina, Jody Frost + Kane Frost. Costumes: Sharon Frost. Music: Pietro La hara. Filmed: Oliver Frost, Marc Massive, Sharon Frost & Stephen Frost. Edited: Oliver Frost + Marc Massive. Photography: Vanda Playford.