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Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck

Emily Wardill

UK, 2007
10 minutes, Col., sound
Available formats: 16mm

Sick Serena… deliberately resists any settled reading, mixing medieval iconography and modern references, and undercutting its ritualised story with faltering delivery and slapstick comedy (the buns on one of the womens medieval headdresses are made from just that – buns). Wardills films deconstruct their own visual languages, in a way that is inspired by an attempt to empower the viewer, but which also emphasises the irreducible strangeness of images.