digital video/4k/6min 51sec
HERA is a collaboration with architect Lily Jencks, with dancers Olivia Peers and Sarah Selwood, with DOP Luke Palmer and with composer Donna McKevitt; it was produced by Imogen Andrews and executive produced by Kabir Malik. It retells the story of the Greek Goddess, Hera, giving birth to her son, Hephaestus, alone. Set in the Powis Cloud, Jencks's voluminous and fluid design with its white-upon-white palette, Hera explores the transformative nature of care and connection. HERA premiered at the London Short Film Festival 2022 in 'Bonded', curated by T A P E Collective and Good Wickedry. You can read more about its inception here.
digital video, 4min 33sec
NUDE was created with composer Donna McKevitt, poet Jan Noble, choreographer Phil Sanger, dancer Marivi da Silva and milliner Jayne Hepsibah Sullivan. The DOP is JB Henderson and camera operator Cristina Valverde. It was edited by Lud Monaco and Executive Produced by Kabir Malik. An intergalactic tale of fury and compassion, NUDE retells the story of the Greek Goddess, Hera, who, according to myth, created the Milky Way when milk flew from her breasts into space. NUDE previewed at Mayfair Art Weekend 2018.
THE ARTIST-MOTHER, AN EXQUISITE CORPSE. CINEMA AND REALITY IN THE DIGITAL SPACE OF CASUAL SHARING (2016)
digital video, 7min 31sec
THE ARTIST MOTHER is co-directed with writer Line Langebek and was presented at AFTER CHANTAL, a symposium for Chantal Akerman at the University of Westminster in 2016. It explores the potential for cinema in the casual sharing of video on social media such as WhatsApp, fabricating a day in the life of a fictional artist-mother using video collected from WhatsApp exchanges between the two directors and found footage. It asks questions about identity and creativity, authorship and motherhood.
digital video, 50min
INFERNO is an experiment in 'cinematic radio' produced by Roger Elsgood and Art and Adventure. The sound play is directed by Willi Richards and features the voices of Corin Redgrave and Laurie Anderson, with music by Robin Rimbaud a.k.a. Scanner.. Alexa Seligman directed the visual element in collaboration with Riz Ahmed, Michele Caleffi, Donal Coonan, Kasia Dorocinska, Rob Foxcroft, Charlotte Hochman and Anna Holmfeld; and it also features material from Joanna Callaghan, Anita Mckeown, Vijay Patel, Benjamin Smithies, Robert Solis, Heidi Vilkman and Sally Waterman. INFERNO is a kind of end-time mixtape, the video life that flashes before your eyes in the final seconds of existence. It explores themes of accountability and exploitation and it screened at The Master Shipwrights House in Deptford and at CoExist Arts, Southend.