Sadie Wrestling

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Originally conceived as just another moment for the family video archive, Sadie wrestling documents a mock wrestling bout between Galloway and his 6-month old daughter Sadie. Galloway’s wife manoeuvres the camera. Around this time Galloway received a gift from friend Gerrard McCarthy; a commissioned song by cult US musician Jad Fair detailing aspects of Galloway’s newfound fatherhood. The song provides the soundtrack. The video presents father daughter bonding, wary of the epochal context; our medias love affair with stories of paedophilia. The video challenges the viewer to know the difference.

Credits: 

Bryce Galloway with: Camera:Jakki Newton Music: Sadie May Galloway by Jad Fair (commissioned by Gerrard McCarthy) Performers: Bryce Galloway and Sadie Galloway Technical support: Mike Heynes