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Damsel Jam

Sarah Miles
12 mins 30 sec Colour 35mm

Damsel Jam

Girls experience and women remember being twelve years old jammed together in the menstrual hearse (a white talbot avenger lined with red velvet).

'The body remembers what the mind forgets, going forwards towards the past. Each woman's memory is reflected in her representation: Stella as an angry haggard tinkerbell: Emma made up as Marilyn headbanging in the forest of dreams; My Mother asks for a bag over her head...she can't remember, it's claustrophobic.' S.M.

Lighting/camera: Seamus McGarvey, Editor: Gabriela Enis
Stills: John Miles
Funding: ACE
Silver plaque award Chicago, Special commendation Melbourne

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