Joanna Margaret Paul

b. 1945

"Joanna Margaret Paul's experimental films are cine-poems: silent meditative studies of environments and/or the people within them. Martin Rumsby has described Paul's film work as 'domestic portraiture'. "Her camera - often still, albeit with a hand-held shiver, sometimes in motion - records moving images that others would deem unimportant; cracks ina concrete wall, a dilapidated building, a womans hands ironing. The films are a document of everyday life through the eye of an artist" - Kathy Dudding.

"New Zealander Joanna Margaret Paul’s films were made in relative artistic isolation from avant-garde film discourse in the mid-1970s, but are rooted in an acute feminist politics that focuses on concerns of shared female social spaces and everyday domestic situations." - Frieze Online (2016)

"All my films, poems, paintings play more or less between inner and outer events" - JMP, Cantrills Film Notes nos. 47,48. August 1985.

Other Resources
Through a Different Lens/Film Work by Joanna Margaret Paul is a touring programme of Joanna Paul's original works curated by Peter Todd (UK). Details. including how to hire, can be found here.  

An essay on Joanna Paul's work by Peter Todd can be found here.

Writing Women's Experimental Film Histories, a panel discussion from the 2015 London Film Festival 

For all other enquires regarding Joanna Paul touring programmes and distribution contact <[email protected]>