Fenner, Shelagh

Shelagh Fenner (UK)
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    Video title:
    Mirror Mama
    2005, 4:54

    This video was inspired by a childhood memory, in which the artist was
    captivated watching her mother apply her make up in an almost ritualistic
    way.
    While, on one level, the work is concerned with observing the
    unselfconscious acts which punctuate the everyday and ordinary events of our
    lives, on anotherlevel, the work aknowledges the artist’s attempt to regain
    a sense of the child/mother relationship she once had.
    The emotive aspect of the work is communicated through the use
    and,importantly, placement of sound. The video takes on a different but
    subtle turn once the sound is heard.
    This film looks at one aspect of physical self-representation. But on
    another level, it touches on the sentimental, personal and emotional
    possibilities of communication and loss, the passage of time through three
    generations and the power of memory.

    This video participates in
    CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
    4th edittion of Cologne Online Film Festival
    Mother program