LAZY SUSAN (2012)
Two silent characters inhabit a kitchen showroom (the showroom as an existing film set). Using absurd and banal stereotypes of language, a voice over describes two scientific processes (the silvering of glass and the coating of photographic emulsion). Characters use ‘bad props’ to interpret this description, inevitably failing. Both processes (sharing the chemical origin of silver nitrate) also share the function of producing images; a mirror image and a photographic image.
Their costume attempts to mimic skin just as their actions attempt -but fail to be productive.
Images and sound from a glass factory interrupt the showroom set in opposition to its a-functional space. Voices, objects and images become unreliable and transferable.