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“In Aberharts House (1976), there’s a smart cut (all of Paul’s films were edited in-camera) between a female figure in the kitchen cutting a sandwich and a male figure in the garden applying a chainsaw to a log. The activities are presented as equal value, and her focus is firmly on the former.” - Sophie Meyer, 'Bodies and film: 2015 Experimenta at the London Film Festival', Sight and Sound magazine, 2015

"The idea that one sacrifices other values for art is alien to me, and I think to all women whose calling it is to do and be many things...I don't wish to separate the significant and everyday actions but to bring them as close as possible together. It is natural for women to do this; their exercise and their training and their artistry is in daily living. Painting for me as a woman is an ordinary act - about the great meaning in ordinary things. Anonymity pattern utility quietness relatedness." - JMP