"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."
The camera explores the interior and exterior of a house. A thick slab of bread is buttered and a small child examines a book.
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.
This is Old Zeeland: CIRCUIT in Europe 2018
A round up of recent CIRCUIT screenings in Europe, audience response, and reflection on different models for exchange.
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.