It All Becomes Clear

In film portraiture it is often not action and things happening that can be interesting, This is a closer look at the subject matter of the human condition in a quiet study.  An opportunity to view how a whole life can be acknowledged in one swoop.  A focus on textiles and the bric-a-brac we surround ourselves with, triggering memory, trauma and some comfort.  Among chaos comes some clarity.  

This moving film shines a spotlight on the perpetual state of waiting and remembering.  Age and memory are now catching the subject up.  Gladys, is the artist’s maternal Grandmother, and family tragic loss has taken over someone who was once so full of life.  Grief and eventually mental health decline can consume us and life itself takes a back seat. We can lose the sense of ourselves and perhaps in time our memories fade or rearrange themselves.

‘It All Becomes Clear’ was part of the Post Grad Art & Design Student showcase, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art,  Sept – Oct 2018,

The film was part of a body of work visualising memory and collective narratives.