Objects, events, emotions and daydreams - all equally real - inhabit the place of childhood. The Neighbour's House is based on the childhood home of composer Mary Anne Slavich. Coupe invites the audience to participate in making the work - 'building' the house through sound and video. In the gallery, five lamps illuminate mats laid on the floor in a configuration that loosely reflects the plan of a house. By stepping on the mats, the audience can create a musical score, one composed and played by the movement of the people in the space. The music gives way to moving image, specific to the 'room' where the last visitor stands. Progressing through the rooms reveals the floor plan of the house. Once completed it fades away.
Music by Mary Ann Slavich.
A Canberra Contemporary Art Space Touring Project.
This project has been supported by the ACT Government through its Cultural Council, by the Museums and Galleries Foundation of NSW through the assistance of the NSW Ministry for the Arts, and by the Australia Council, the Federal Government's arts funding and advisory body.
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Seven nights after dark