“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.”
"One nets a landscape in a grid of formal rhythms. In a landscape or garden one discerns messages from within."
The camera pans across a line of white washing blowing in the wind.
Thorndon contrasts the half-constructed shapes and incursions of urban planning with the worn traces of urban settlement.
A woman irons a piece of child's clothing, revealing the dexterity and attention gained from repetition of the activity.
Contrasting the exteriors of buildings with the female body, Body/House is a study of time embedded in form.
Through a Different Lens: Film Work by Joanna Margaret Paul
Peter Todd, curator of the Joanna Margaret Paul touring programme I am an open window, writes on Paul's video works.