Confessions to the Mirror

Taking its title from the French Surrealist artist, Claude Cahun’s incomplete memoir (Confidences au miroir, 1945-1954), Confessions to the Mirror animates re-stagings of Cahun’s black and white self-portrait and still–life photographs with voices from her text, collaging and transposing both photographs and words with colour and sound.  The film traces Cahun’s early and later life with her partner Suzanne Malherbe, their political propaganda activity and imprisonment on Jersey Island during the Nazi occupation. The tracing of a life is made conscious through tableaux vivants that project images of the couple’s home from the photographs into a domestic contemporary setting. Following the screening, Sarah Pucill will be in conversation with art historian Maria Walsh. Refreshments will be provided. This screening of Confessions to the Mirror is part of the Prize & Prejudice programmes.

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