Screen Test (1999)

Talk Artists Initiative, Melbourne

Level 6 Nicholas Building
23.6.99 - 3.7.99


WALL #1:
26 dreams from a 12 month period recorded immediately on waking within a film script format wherever possible on A4 coloured paper
* are presented in a chronological sequence underlying 9 photographs. The A2 size C-Type photographs were taken during the same period as a reversal of the movie location scouting process. These images from my own everyday environment acted as stand-ins for residual memory projections of the habitats that could be associated with the film characters depicted on the opposite wall.

OPPOSITE WALL
An attempt to recollect an actor's role from a film within 9 drawings. Each image is placed directly opposite its photographic reference on WALL #1.



In the film-making process, a script may start in white then move to blue then pink then green then yellow and so on. The colour itself is not significant, only serving the purpose of making it immediately obvious during the shoot to see whether or not everyone has the latest version. As an example, Jack Nicholson remarked "I quit using my script. I just take the ones they type up each day in Making the Shining—a short documentary by Vivian Kubrick on the set of her father's film from 1980.