solo performance | 1998
A domestic space mapped out in an empty space. Isolated names of furniture and features used as co-ordinates as a single figure explored the imaginary place, inventing or remembering the house. He traveled through imaginary rooms, rehearsing, and repeating journeys to establish the architecture.
It was built in his mind by physical enactment. He named details and pointed to their position without any implication of his presence in the room. He faltered over missing or uncertain details. As the space grew clearer, traces of occupation began to emerge. Yet the man’s familiarity and intimacy with the house did not secure his place in it.
A man walks around an empty space constructing or remembering rooms of a house. Stepping to and fro with a gesture to place objects, he names and repeats items of furniture. He reaches out and names more objects as he travels, mapping the space in his and our minds.
A man walks around an empty space constructing or remembering the rooms of a house. Stepping to and fro with a gesture to establish the position of objects, he names items of furniture. By moving through the space and repeating the names at the site of the objects he maps the rooms in his and our minds.
Originally commissioned for Triangle Festival at La Friche, Marseilles in 1999. The House was performed at the Mugatxion festival. Auditorio, Fundacao, Serralves, Oporto, Portugal in 2002; the Fierce! Festival, REP, Birmingham 2005; and at the Laban Theatre, London 2005.