Capsule (2011) depicts an imaginary flying machine built in the shape of NASA’s historic Mercury space capsule Friendship 7, which on February 20, 1962, launched astronaut John Glenn to become the first American to orbit the Earth. In the video installation Orbit (2011), McCutcheon further explores masculinity through a film reenactment of John Glenn’s infamous voyage. Staged in the interior of Capsule, the performance is represented in an adjacent gallery where two projections, one of Brian and the other of Angus, appear superimposed on a single translucent screen.


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