co-directed by Bryan Santiago and Jordan Crandall
written and performed by Jordan Crandall
V2_Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands2012
Callit 2 Auditorium . San Diego2012
Eyebeam Art + Technology Institute, New York City 2012
Jordan Crandall's Unmanned is a piece of "philosophical theater": a blend of performance art, political allegory, philosophical speculation, and intimate reverie that explores the changing nature of masculinity in the face of automated technologies of war. Jordan conducts a series of monologues in the guise of seven different characters, supplemented with stage action, video, and sound. Each character is an archetype of masculine identity struggling with its own agency and role in the field of deployment -- historically, the most complex issue in the field of military endeavor.