Icarus (after Amelia)

Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 58 mins
Sound: Stereo
Ratio: 4:3
Available Format/s: DCP
Original Format: 35mm Film


Icarus (after Amelia) is a gendered labour study. Shot on 35mm colour film and beginning in the clouds above the city of Glasgow and continuing to the workplace below, this film is a meditation on ideologies of work; on fixed perspectives, horizons, love, and theoretical determinants. It presents an introduction to feminist economic analysis alongside collaborations with Glaswegian women including musician Tracyanne Campbell, Professor Sara Cantillon, writer Maria Fusco and workers from local businesses and social enterprises including Govan HELP, Morris & Spottiswood and Starter Packs Glasgow.First and foremost a deconstruction of contemporary life through the lens of feminist economic theory, Icarus (after Amelia) is an effort to present audiences with an emotive, intuitive discussion of value, production and hope within the ‘family’ and wider community in Britain. Responding to research and relationships through an intimate process of making and discussion, this body of work traces and archives a period of dramatic change in the UK in 2020/21.

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