LUCY BEECH: ME AND MINE │ Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston → 4 July 2015

M n Mîn z Lūsi Bìč’s frst mêjr sôlo xbišn in ɖ YC. Fôc̣st on ɖ wez in ẇč wimin cnstruct n ssten cmyṇtiz, ɖ wrc on šo at ɖ Haris Myziym z dveḷpt ât v Bìč’z xtndd bodi v rsrč arnd imošnl lebr n ɖ êjnsi v ɖ indivijl in a grūp. Ɖ raw mtirı̣lz fr ɖz riinactmnts r fabricetd fṛm fīldnôts; rsrč c̣lctd ʈru actv ingejmnt in wrcšops n netwrcñivnts; contxts ɖt dmand grūp̓fwmns ẇlst blŕñ ɖ bândriz btwn wrc n ple.

Sentṛl t ɖ xbišn z M n Mîn, Bìč’z most ambišs filmwrc t dêt (cmišnd bî Film n vidio Umbrela, 2015). Bìč cnstructs an inṭprsnl drama ɖt xaminz hâ ɖ so-cwld feminin vrtyz v emṗʈi n rlešnaḷti hv gênd incrīsñ cuṛnsi wɖn prīvı̣sli pêtriācl inḍstriz. Set btwn a tṛdišnl unḍtecrs n an aňl awōdseṛṃni, dfînd bî wn v its ptisipnts az ɖ nyclı̣s v ɖ fynṛl inḍstri’z fīmel revlušn, ɖ film foloz a fīmel unḍtecr az š ngošiets hr we ʈru ɖ šiftñ landscep v ɖ fynṛlbiznis, az wel az hr xpirı̣ns az a wmn amñ wimin. Ostensbli a studi v ɖ culčṛl n ic̣nomic fwsz srândñ ɖ biznis v deʈ, M n Mîn z cnsrnd wɖ îdiyz v trnzišn: btwn sošl grūps, prîvt n public wrldz, tṛdišn n iṇvešn, ɖ indivijl n ɖ grūp. Ɖ film demnstrets hâ ɖ reṭric v cmyṇti ɖt unḍlîz ppl’z piriodic apilz t ɖ ynivrsl vrtyz v hymn ssayti n inṭprsnl rlešnšps sits ambiğsli wɖ an incrisñli asrtv poḷtcs v ɖ slf.

Fīmel rlešnšps n grūpdnamics r frɖr xplord in Caniblz n ɖ dyl-scrīn wrc Berid Alîv (bʈ 2013). Bilt fṛm rsrč intu multīlevl mācitñscīmz, Caniblz fôc̣sz on an ol-fīmel ṣpwtgrūp Wimin Impârñ Wimin ɖt adoptd an īʈos v slf-čenj az a viycl fr a non-sstenbl biznismodl. Ɖs wrc trêsz hâ nošns v fīmel impârmnt cn oṗret az an oʈorittv brandñtūl. WEW imrjz in Caniblz az a tṛdišnl piṛmidscīm – a mîcṛcozm v a capitlist sistm, mirrñ an imij v unsstenbl grôʈ. Ɖ tírd strucčr z rfŕd t ʈru yf̣mizmz sč az aṗtîzr, mn cws n dzrt. Bfr ɖe īt, ɖ wimin ptisipet in imošnl srcițrênñ; ɖ bodi z tenḍrîzd in preṗrešn fr slfcnsumšn. Ɖ fiẋnl prôses dtirı̣rets ẇn wn v ɖ ptisipnts obzrvz ɖs sūdo-ʈeṛpytc prôses t b ītñ awe at itslf.

Xplorñ frendšp az a biznismodl, Berid Alîv z a multīscrīn wrc ɖt dokments a fictišs wrcšop in līdršp. Pleyñ wɖ fiẋnl îdiyz v imošnl ontṛpṛnŕšp in ẇč welbiyñ z srkletd az ɖ prinṣpl cmodti, ɖ filmz folo a grūp v wimin lrnñ t capiṭlîz on ɖer ôn xpirı̣nsz in ōdr t bild ɖer ôn homspun, ʈeṛpytc meʈdoḷjiz. Ɖ līdr z crietñ a seilzfws hu in trn trêd on ɖer prsnl c̣rizma n contacts t muv ɖ ʈeṛpytc prodct amñst a netwrc v frendz, famli n nêbrz.”

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