the apartment, the actress & the architect
installation: ink-jet prints, audio guide on CD, dimensions variable; 2002

the apartment, the actress & the architect
ink-jet print, 35 x 56 inches; 2002

the apartment, the actress & the architect (museum label)
ink-jet print, 28 x 40 inches; 2002

the apartment, the actress & the architect (installation view #1)
installation: ink-jet prints, audio guide on CD, dimensions variable; 2002

the apartment, the actress & the architect (audio guide)
audio guide on CD, dimensions variable; 2002

location shots (Admiralty Arch)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Bridge of Sighs)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Marble Arch)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (St. Paul's)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (The Alamo)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Grand Canyon)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Memorial Fountain)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Millennium Bridge)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Ground Zero)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Hill)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Gainsford Street)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Wellington Arch)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Times Square)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Roosevelt)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Grief is the price we pay for Love)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; ongoing

location shots (Sky City)
digital C-print, 30 x 40 inches; 2004

"This large living space, designed in a pared down minimalist style, forms part of a penthouse apartment where the actress, Katy Freeway, lived for a period of time on first moving to Los Angeles. The minimal look, featuring recessed lighting, sparse sculptural furniture and large floor to ceiling windows, was very much the style of the times on the American West coast. The apartment was apparently an early domestic-space design by the same little known European architect who worked with the film director Martin MacAnally. However, the veracity of this claim is suspect when one notes that the very same architect worked on the MacAnally home, which is styled using a Eighteenth Century inspired design. The emphasis on pattern and decoration used on that project bares very little resemblance to the flat, unadorned, spacial quality seen here in the Freeway apartment. This disparity, has inadvertently misled several researchers at MPP Archives. This has led to several theories..."

Extract from the audio guide work
"The Apartment, The Actress and the Architect"

Credits

Cast

Stine Gonsholt
Systa Gunnarsdottir
Arildh Mehn-Andersen
Jill Wood
& Katharine Wilson


including music by

Bedroom Walls
Very Large Array
ERH

Filmed on location in Iceland


Written & Directed by
Duncan Ganley

Reviews

"A plot worth taking in, from start to finish"

Douglas Britt - Houston Chronicle

"...posing the rhetorical question of who is behind the camera"

Nicholas Kersulis - Artlies

"A taut study in withholding catharsis or conclusion"

Christopher French - Art Papers