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Tailpiece

Margaret Tait

UK, 1976
10 minutes, B&W, Opt.
Available formats: 16mm / DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file
Tailpiece

The film was conceived as a coda to a longer (colour ) film, Place of Work, made in the same year. It covers the time of finally emptying a long-time family home, with its personal memories and connection with some of my own work. Fragments of verse, along with young childrens voices released into the emptying rooms and staircases, and an ersatz pop music track, clarify the familiar and the alien in the situation. – M.T.