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.

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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.