This excerpt is comprised of three Vignettes from “Mama’s Girl Suite.” The vignettes (twelve in all) are a series of ruminations, suggesting a memory play. Photographs from our mother-daughter archive are “collaged” producing new images, shifting perspectives, and “collaborative” storytelling. The closing Vignette, sets up a succession of contrasts between film and photography, fact and fiction, mother and daughter, presence and absence.
Susan Mogul Credits: Producer, Director, Editor and Writer. This film is comprised almost exclusively of photographs. The photographs in the film were shot primarily by Rhoda Blate Mogul, Susan Mogul's mother.
Note: “Mama’s Girl Suite” is one component in my interdisciplinary Work in Progress, “A Daughter’s Survival Index”. This project investigates creativity, female identity, and modernism through the mother/daughter bond. Drawing upon materials from Mom’s Archive and Mine, “Index” underlines the domestic environment as a source and site of imagination, and creative reciprocity.