Portait of Ga, 1955, Margaret Tait, 4 mins
Tait film’s her mother’s daily routines resulting in an abstract work, reflecting on the process of ageing and the landscapes of the Orkney Islands.
I Am, 2017, Paige Taul, 3 mins
Shot on 16mm, the film is formed from an interview by the filmmaker of her mother, and her feelings about what it means to be Black.
Portrait de ma mère dans son jardin, Katerina Thomadaki, 1981, 10 mins
A Portrait of the Thomadaki’s mother in her garden.
White Afro, 2019, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 6 mins
An instructional for White hairdressers on how to achieve and maintain an Afro, intertwined with her mother, who worked as a hairstylist in a majority white salon.
Time Being, Gunvor Nelson, 1991, 6 mins
Nelson films her mother as she lies on her deathbed, seemingly moments away from death.
Henry, 2017, Rhea Storr, 4 mins
An interaction with a portrait of the artist’s grandfather. The camera zooms in on the intricacies of the painting, reflecting on both the subject and the materiality of the object.
Ramapo Central, Margaret Salmon, 2003, 8 mins
A portrait of a middle class woman in North America, capturing the processes and routines of her work and lifestyle.
Sylvia, March 1 and March 2, 2001, Hollywood Hills, Manon de Boer, 2002, 4 mins
A wordless portrait of actress Sylvia Kristel, whose most famous role was in the Emmanuelle series, smoking in her home in the Hollywood Hills.
Son Chant, Vivian Ostrovsky, 2020, 12 mins
Reflecting on the working relationship between filmmaker Chantal Akerman and Sonia Wieder-Atherton, prompted by finding forgotten footage Ostrovsky had shot of the two women on old DV tapes
Jane Brakhage, Barbara Hammer, 1975, 10 mins
After watching Window Water Baby Moving (1958)by Stan Brakhage, Hammer decided to make a more complex work, about Jane Brakhage, that would more accurately reflect a sense of who she was.
SCREEN TEST, Mickalene Thomas, 2016, 7 mins
The artist reworks Warhol’s famed series, focusing instead on African American women. Shot on 8mm, the film’s become a reflection on the gaze with each subject’s differing reactions and engagements with the camera.
Garden, Alima Lee, 2017, 5 mins
The film reflects on the daily routines necessary to defeat feelings of anxiety and depression, from the perspective of a Black woman.