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.
Best of Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Goethe Institut Montréal, Canada 2021
International Video Poetry Festival, Athens 2018
Dublin Feminist Film Festival, Ireland 2017
Off the Wall, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin 2016
FemFlix: Contemporary Art and Feminism, SCA Galleries, Sydney 2016
Screenspace, Melbourne 2015
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