1. A photograph telling the viewer 'Don't Kiss Me/I am in Training' by surrealist photographer Claude Cahun was the inspiration for a 2 line poem, fractured across the screen space where two figures choreograph together the playfulness of being together, training for feeling. A Game up dressing up, repeated, with love.

    helena@theastburys.co.uk

    # vimeo.com/28359270 Uploaded
  2. EX
STASIS
/
a
recount
from
an
unknown
source
/
a
traumatic
memory
told
through
fragmented
image
/
text
/
The
film
is
framed
within
the
confines
of
a
domestic
interior
/
revealed
through
motion
/
pro‐gressive
frames
/
broken
text/
a
dark
narrative
of
an
external
threat
that
invades
the
home
/
a
couple
and
their
cats
/
The
story
/
constructed
in
monochromatic
and
colour
/
images
/a
foreboding
domestic

    # vimeo.com/17524382 Uploaded
  3. A strange re-telling of a Wonderland.

    A girl figure leads us through a re-telling of a story, becoming smaller, larger, falling down a hole and encountering a cat. This is Not Alice.

    Intersections: "Not Alice." lies at an intersection between storytelling and movement, between telling a story and re-enacting it.

    Black and white stills photography is used to generate movement.

    # vimeo.com/17219561 Uploaded
  4. An exploration of the broken mantra of a female visual form.
    A mantra broken, showing itself in missing text and revealing less (or more) than intended.
    The filmic vocubulary of the 'reveal' is employed by both maker and subject, both an exploiter
    and protector of themselves.
    The paradoxical dialogue between an exposed female and the intent of the frame ebbs and
    waves through the piece, threaded by conclusive text, which has its own reveal. No words are
    spoken, but they are stated, through words and body semiotics.

    # vimeo.com/17242427 Uploaded
  5. Two twins, who look a lot like each other, decided to see who was best at being a ringmaster.

    A surreal, vivid construction of movements, captured on Super 8 depicting a competitive and at times vicious streak of a female.

Archive sound surprises archive image in its play with repetition, mirroring or opposing the image.
    An exploration of coded choreography, with particular attention paid to the female form re-telling the male domain of a ringmaster.

    # vimeo.com/17523764 Uploaded

Film Poetry, Poetry performance, Text Experiments

The Astburys

This channel shows the Poetry Film aspect of The Astburys' practice. Led by Helena's work, these films have screened at (amongst others):

- Edinburgh Film Festival
- Vox Feminae Croatia
- Paris Feminist Film Festival
- Branchage, Jersey
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This channel shows the Poetry Film aspect of The Astburys' practice. Led by Helena's work, these films have screened at (amongst others):

- Edinburgh Film Festival
- Vox Feminae Croatia
- Paris Feminist Film Festival
- Branchage, Jersey
- London Short Film Festival
- St John's International Women's Film Festival
- Dance:Film

For Claude has been supported by The British Council
"Not Alice." has represented the London region for Big Dance

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