These restless hands
Research seminar
29 April 2008, Plymouth College of Art and Design

At the end of January 2008, my first seminar at the University of Plymouth looked at themes of ‘the material and the maternal’ and gave a background to my auto/biographical films about mother/daughter relationships, linked to my practice-based research for PhD. In my second seminar I looked at my practice-led research since February, which has leaned more toward the 'material' rather than the 'maternal'.

“Memory ... is unlocking the past; freeing the spirit. Memory is filling in the gaps, breaking the silence, telling what could previously not be spoken, which was buried in the frozen silences of the history of women.”
(Walkerdine 1990: 112)

Photograph: Nicola Gilmour

Walkerdine, V. (1990) Schoolgirl fictions. London: Verso; cited in Jennie Small's essay ‘Memory-work: an introduction (2007) (online). Sydney: University of Technology
Accessed 17 April 2007
Woolf, V. (1950) 'The Cinema' in O'Pray, M. (ed.) (1996) 'Introduction: 1980s' in The British avant-garde film: 1926 to 1995. Luton: John Libbey. pp. 33 - 36