Single-channel Video and Sound
Duration: 6 minutes, 11 seconds
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
My Grandma Didn’t Believe In Tap Dancing is a personal narrative and dance film that explores the way reality is perceived and the difficulties that arise in pursuing objective truth. The film derives from a childhood memory when the artist, as a young girl, was trying to convince her grandmother that the overpowering sound from a tap-dancing stage performance shown on TV was produced by the dancers’ shoes.
The film is one part of a two-channel video and sound installation. The second part of the installation is a continuous shot of the tap-dancer, filmed from above.
The music - composed from tap sounds - is made in collaboration with Glasgow musician David Donaldson (Soma Records/Mirror Music).
The installation was produced during a three-week residency and presented in a solo show, at Transmission Gallery in March 2009.