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Play In My Flat – documentation of performance on 22 March 2014

This film is a documentation, using the camera on a Samsung Galaxy S2, of a site-specific performance of Play In My Flat. Three screens showed scenes filmed previously in my flat. The three screens were installed, one in each room, and room-specific scenes were screened during the performance. Person With Clipboard (PWC) had control of when the scenes were shown in between improvised performance. The film shows two people, Him and Her, who have mysteriously time travelled from the future to 2014. They arrive in Woman’s flat, where they get to know one another little before PWC instructs them to move to the kitchen where a conversation with Woman allows the unravelling of themes of domestic abuse and climate catastrophe. During the performance, Him and Her are dressed like PWC (in white shirts and black trousers) and observe the goings on, whilst Woman involves the audience in trying to work out why they have come back and what is going on. The film can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/90325374.

Written and directed by Julia Fry.
Camerawork by Andrew Cain.
Actors:
Justine Smith – Her
Andrew Cain – Him
Ric Morris – Person With Clipboard
Julia Fry – Woman

The sound in this film is out of sync in places and the film runs out before the performance ends.

Play In My Flat – documentation of performance on 21 March 2014

This film is a documentation, using the camera on a Samsung Galaxy S2, of a site-specific performance of Play In My Flat. Three screens showed scenes filmed previously in my flat. The three screens were installed, one in each room, and room-specific scenes were screened during the performance. Person With Clipboard (PWC) had control of when the scenes were shown in between improvised performance. The film shows two people, Him and Her, who have mysteriously time travelled from the future to 2014. They arrive in Woman’s flat, where they get to know one another little before PWC instructs them to move to the kitchen where a conversation with Woman allows the unravelling of themes of domestic abuse and climate catastrophe. During the performance, Him and Her are dressed like PWC (in white shirts and black trousers) and observe the goings on, whilst Woman involves the audience in trying to work out why they have come back and what is going on. The film can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/90325374.

Written and directed by Julia Fry.
Camerawork by Ric Morris.
Actors:
Justine Smith – Her
Andrew Cain – Him
Ric Morris – Person With Clipboard
Julia Fry – Woman

Play In My Flat – documentation of dress rehearsal performance – 20 March 2014

This film is a documentation, using the camera on a Samsung Galaxy S2, of the dress rehearsal for the site-specific performance of Play In My Flat. Three screens showed scenes filmed previously in my flat. The three screens were installed, one in each room, and room-specific scenes were screened during the performance. Person With Clipboard (PWC) had control of when the scenes were shown in between improvised performance. The film shows two people, Him and Her, who have mysteriously time travelled from the future to 2014. They arrive in Woman’s flat, where they get to know one another little before PWC instructs them to move to the kitchen where a conversation with Woman allows the unravelling of themes of domestic abuse and climate catastrophe. During the performance, Him and Her are dressed like PWC (in white shirts and black trousers) and observe the goings on, whilst Woman involves the audience in trying to work out why they have come back and what is going on. The film can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/90325374.

Written and directed by Julia Fry.
Camerawork by Ric Morris.
Actors:
Justine Smith – Her
Andrew Cain – Him
Ric Morris – Person With Clipboard
Julia Fry – Woman

Play In My Flat – film

This film was displayed as part of a site-specific play/film/performance in my flat in Brighton, UK. The scenes were filmed in three rooms in my flat, lounge, bedroom and kitchen. Three screens were installed, one in each room, and room-specific scenes were screened during the performance. Person With Clipboard (PWC) had control of when the scenes were shown in between improvised performance. The film shows two people, Him and Her, who have mysteriously time travelled from the future to 2014. They arrive in Woman’s flat, where they get to know one another little before PWC instructs them to move to the kitchen where a conversation with Woman allows the unravelling of themes of domestic abuse and climate catastrophe. During the performance, Him and Her are dressed like PWC (in white shirts and black trousers) and observe the goings on, whilst Woman involves the audience in trying to work out why they have come back and what is going on.

Written and directed by Julia Fry.

Camerawork by Edmund Lloyd-Winder.

Actors:

Justine Smith – Her

Andrew Cain – Him

Ric Morris – Person With Clipboard

Julia Fry – Woman

Play In My Flat – behind the scenes photos

Play In My Flat - behind the scenes photos

Can you crack the code? Person With Clipboard observes and makes notes about Woman during his time travelling events in Woman’s flat. What do the notes mean? Why is he observing Woman? Why does he seem to bring two conflicted people with him every time he visits?

In the Between TakesIn between takes. Edmund Lloyd-Winder (cinematographer), Ric Morris (Person With Clipboard) and Justine Smith (Her) take a break during filming, whilst the director (Julia Fry) pores over the footage in her bedroom.

Off Camera in the KitchenOff camera in the kitchen. Piling up the mess out of view of the lens allows the kitchen to look tidy on screen.

No Paparazzi, Please

 

No paparazzi, please! Justine practices for when she’s famous.

Ric Memorises His Lines

Ric uses a little-known method to memorise his lines.

Credit to Andrew Cain for taking the photos.

Play In My Flat is a site-specific play/film/performance; main themes are time travel, domestic abuse and climate catastrophe. Tickets to performances on Friday 21 March 7-8pm and Saturday 22 March 7.30-8.30pm are available here.

 

 

 

Black Box White Cube: stills from test footage: a decisive moment in the kitchen

Black Box White Cube: still from test footage: a decisive moment in the kitchen

This is a still from Play In My Flat, a film/play/performance currently in production in my flat. As you can see, we are reading from scripts, this being the second rehearsal. More rehearsals take place next week, and the play will be filmed the following week. Flat screens will be installed in each room used in the play (lounge, kitchen, bedroom) the following week in order to display the footage from that room. Tickets will go on sale for two performances – 21st and 22nd March 2014 – shortly. The audience will be invited to explore the space and interact with the characters, who will be in the flat with them during the performance. Performances will last approximately one hour.

The play has four characters: Her, Him, Woman and Person With Clipboard. Woman (played by me) lives in the flat. Person With Clipboard (played by Ric Morris, not seen in this still) appears in Woman’s flat ten minutes before two time travellers from different points in the future, Her and Him (played by Justine Smith and Andrew Cain respectively), appear in Woman’s lounge. After giving them enough time to get to know each a little, Person With Clipboard guides the couple to the kitchen to converse with Woman. Each couple Person With Clipboard brings to Woman is made up of people representing extreme opposites of a conflict situation. Woman has learnt to ask questions that help the couple create insight into the other’s perspective – this seems to make them leave her flat more quickly. When enough insight has been gained Person With Clipboard asks the couple to move back to their starting positions in the flat. Person With Clipboard remains ten minutes after the couple have disappeared to make observations of Woman, which he does throughout the process. Until now, it’s just been Person With Clipboard, Woman and two time travellers; an audience is new – who are they? And why are they here?

The play is being filmed in my flat and the two performances will take place in my flat; this is the first time I’ve tried site-specific performance. Another still:

still looking at camera