08:46min In The Frame (Chapter)
46:00min total running time, colour, sound
Over one year, artists Seecum Cheung, Maike Hemmers, Pilar Mata Dupont, Isabelle Sully, and Flora Woudstra developed a multi-channel film, presenting their varied viewpoints and voices collectively in responding to Agnes Goodsir’s painting, Girl with Cigarette (circa 1925), and her accompanying life and oeuvre. Finding each other through similar situation to how Goodsir once found herself – that is, living in a city that is not their own after having moved to study – the group decided to undertake a residency in Paris, visiting and working in spaces Goodsir frequented and treating her as a metaphorical host and tour-guide to collaboratively develop a feminist practice of solidarity, intimacy, conflict and friendship across geographies and through the social infrastructure of the film.
In the Frame, is Cheung's contribution to the project and focuses upon a young actor. Her only instruction is to look directly into the camera and to think of all women who had not received the recognition that they'd deserved in their lifetime, past and present. Filmed in the famous Le Dôme Café in Paris and outside the former lesbian club, Le Monocle, places Agnes Goodsir reportedly frequented, Cheung’s contribution insists on a feminist politic of looking backward to move forward.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body as well as the Centrum Beeldende Kunst (CBK), Rotterdam.
CREDITS 'In the Frame'
larose s. larose
Director & DOP / Sound Design / Editor
First assistant camera
Second assistant camera
Jessica Bridgfoot and Bendigo Art Gallery, Jean-Luc and the team at Le Dôme, Paris, and, Mario Alberto Castellano.
Shot on location in Paris, France; Bendigo, Australia; and Rotterdam, Netherlands.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the Centrum Beeldende Kunst (CBK), Rotterdam.
This project was commissioned and assisted by Bendigo Art Gallery.
Copyright © Seecum Cheung, Maike Hemmers, Pilar Mata Dupont, Isabelle Sully, Flora Valeska Woudstra, 2018