A visitation into a home. Into psyche. Into dreams. A live film experience.
Viewed in bed. In the dark.
In the night, something enters the house. Like a dream. It moves through – or do you move through it? Absence hovers around the traces of what is left behind. The house becomes a stage. The domestic becomes estranged; the mundane, mysterious; the inanimate, alive.
Not a Zoom chat or face-to-camera performance, but a made-for-medium experience, exploring the eerie and the other-worldly embedded, hidden, within the comfort of your home environment. The familiar made strange by attention, by time, and by the sense of ‘being-ness’ of the objects.
To be watched in bed – in the dark – alone. . .
I guess the pandemic has made us all burrow deeper into the self, the one buried deep within the shell of the body and our skin coffins. As the litany of names at the beginning makes clear, this is not about external threats but internal anxieties. Images and sound melt into each other. Curtains blow in the wind, a closed door creates a feeling of dread. They say you can never die in a dream. But Interior feels like a little death. . . . it plays on the unconscious long after it’s over...Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
Premiere: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2020
UK premiere: Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Zoo TV) 2021
Created by: one step at a time like this – Suzanne Kersten, Clair Korobacz, Julian Rickert
Produced by: Richard Jordan Productions and Chicago Shakespeare Theater in association with ZooTV
Filmed by: Takeshi Kondo and one step at a time like this
Supported by Melbourne Fringe through the Cash for Creatives program