Falling into Place, is a one-to-one performance installation by Gretchen Schiller, Jonathan McCree and Helen Paris.
Much of daily life involves passing through place after place and re-enacting a sequence of unconsciously ritualised movements. Somewhere within each of us, these movement patterns become indexed, like books in a library.
Falling into place uses video projections, drawings and sound, to ask what gets written down, drawn, ghosted, marked, erased and transformed inside our bodies?
As the audience enters the space, they hear a voice, a narrative, which guides each person individually around a series of interfaces. There is a café table and a book of drawings to leaf through; a tiny film is projected onto the pages of the book. Then there is a cabinet with more small films and the sound of a Togolese woman singing as she washes clothes. The voice asks you to immerse your hand in clothes and washing powder and then write in chalk on the cabinet’s side. Lastly is an old leather armchair with a floor lamp. You sit and hold your hands out to catch a beam of light. The light is a film, which plays on your hands.
© 2014 Jonathan McCree