Formulaically captured at head height: My face/the space/my face/the space...... By autobiographically ‘situating’ my response within the context of the concentration camp I am revealing the etched ‘effect’ of death itself.
I am sharing the context of my physical sensation and elevating an expression of grief by publicly sharing its context...to ‘give’ as a mitzvah (def:a good deed performed out of religious duty). To bear witness as a women and as a child who’s lost her mother, and poignantly, as a secular jew.
...And then to loop and layer the images into a ‘landscape’ that transposes the space of the face and embeds it within the architecture of the environment so it mirrors, ghosts and repeats like death itself.
Filmed and Directed: Robyn Woolston
Edited: Tim Brunsden
-'ET IN ARCADIA EGO' has received an Official Programme Selection: Aesthetica Short Film Festival (2011)
-RUSHES SOHO SHORTS Film Festival / T E N D E R P I X, London (10)
-'RIPOSTE: A POST EXCHANGE' as part of ‘GLOBAL STUDIO’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool (04-06/10) +
Salzamt & Maerz, Linz, Austria (07-09/10)