Housework

2014
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 5 mins
|50 Seconds
B&W,
Sound: Silent
Ratio: 16:9
Available Format/s: HD Video / HD Digital file
Original Format: Super 16mm
Themes: 
  • Domestic / Family
  • Feminism
  • Labour

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In Housework, Margaret Salmon captures the uncanny, beautiful and at times hysterical moments in an alternative domestic cosmos. Highlighting the current state of female domestic roles as well as the status of women in larger society and referencing techniques from screen classics as varied as Hans Richter’s Ghosts Before Breakfast, and Mary Poppins, amongst others. Salmon’s film portrays daily household chores being completed by themselves, without human interaction, as supernatural phenomenon.

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