THIS VIDEO FOR CAMERA WAS MADE AT HOME WITH MY ONE YEAR OLD SON, WHILST MY FOUR YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WAS AT SCHOOL.
IT IS A SIMPLE PREMISE IN THAT HE IS INVITED, OR GIVEN REASON, TO INTERACT WITH HOUSEHOLD, DOMESTIC, MATERIALS - IN ISOLATION AND REMOVED FROM SOME CONTEXT.
AN APPLE, A BEDSHEET, WHITE FLOUR, WHITE BREAD, ME, WATER - THESE ARE ALL MATERIALS, PROPS, THAT I HAVE USED AND EXPLORED IN MY PERSONAL PERFORMANCE PRACTICE.
I PRESENT THE ITEMS TO HIM IN A STRUCTURE OR PATTERN THAT BEGINS TO DEVELOP INTO A 'GAME' OR 'PLAY'.
Full video of the performance work previously titled Two Four One One.
Table, Moon, Ball, Bunnies and Melon uses the premise of a dualogue in which an interviewer gets caught in the activities of the interviewee in order to conduct a conversation. The predicament of a double-act is thrust upon an unsuspecting interviewer; questions are asked and the responses arrive in slightly ridiculous frivolous forms, the interview is in collision with the need to get on with the performance. The interviewer asks “What are you talking about? Where are you? What do you mean? What does it take to get answers to these questions?”
Grace gets stuck in a hole in a table; Cathy braces it so Grace can get out. Cathy eats a smashed melon as metaphor for Grace’s Proustian poetics. Power shifts back and forth between the two women; who at times pose as critic and artist, nurse and patient, expert and dilettante, performer and director.
All this takes place under the glare of the moon. The moon is admired and there are many ways of describing it.