walkthrough is an ongoing series of site-specific, text-based interventions into public architecture that create a convergence of cinema and everyday life. The project takes its title from the pre-production term for rehearsals where performers speak their lines, practice cues and movements, but no shooting occurs. The font and formatting of the adhesive vinyl lettering correspond with the script writing software Final Draft. The playfully conceptual series does not address the cinema through moving images; rather, I produce wall text that is drawn from written dialogue and instructional directions in screenplays.
This iteration of the work in the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art included the following textual interventions:
The scene dissolves in chaos
There is a smattering of uneasy laughter.
The room goes totally silent. There’s the feeling that something terrible is going to happen.
He can’t help but overhear passing conversations.
Surprisingly, the show has a moderately classy look to it for middle-of-the-road softcore.
As though realizing the implications of what she is saying for the first time…
She turns and disappears around a corner.
*Available as photographic documentation or vinyl text in situ. Also available as personalized vinyl text in situ.