Unwitting Scores is performance for voice and projector. It was commissioned for Forms of Ventriloquism at IMT GAllery, curated by Maria Papadomanolaki.
The work is based on an initial written record of a sound walk at Elephant and Castle, taken during a workshop by one of its participants.
In Unwitting Scores Iris Garrelfs re-interprets the relationships between puppeteer and dummy, performer and score, by “throwing her voice” (as the act of ventriloquizing is also known) and giving expression to another time, another place, and another’s experience. These were relayed by visual and textual recordings of the initial activities. Iris Garrelfs now zooms into their fragmented traces, which become unwitting scores and prompts to a performative transposition of place.”
Photographs, a video from the performance and some of the scores used can be found athttp://irisgarrelfs.com/unwitting-scores. Although the length has been given at 22min, the exact length, in fact, varies.