Reinventing the Wheel
2014, HD video, stereo, 3:15
Reinventing the Wheel is a stop motion animation in which a poem plays out on a gameboard such as seen on TV’s Wheel of Fortune. As the contestants guess at phrases (and prizes), the doll-like hostess who turns their guessed letters becomes a medium for her own message to the host and all you viewers at home.
Reinventing the Wheel is part of a suite of works plotting and re-staging the finite gestural vocabulary of hostesses across a range of genres, periods and cultures.
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Dublin Feminist Film Festival, Ireland 2017
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Runway: Australian Experimental Art, Issue 28 Movement 2015
Beyond Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, UNSW Galleries, Sydney 2015
Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin 2014
Animation: Campbell Drummond
Music: Lindsay Webb