Stages of mourning

Pucill, S. 2006. Stages of mourning. 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 18 Nov 2006

CreatorsPucill, S.
Description

16mm colour film (17 mins), which explores how our relationship with the dead is made different through film. Produced, directed, written, edited and shot by Pucill. A series of photographic stills from the film has been exhibited and published separately.
Stages of Mourning is Pucill’s journey of bereavement, ritualised through performance to camera. The film is a meditation on coming to terms with loss, exploring how our relationship with the dead is made different through film. The artist orders image fragments of her late lover and collaborator, Sandra Lahire. By trying to physically immerse herself into photographs and film footage or by restaging these, Pucill forms a continuous stream of a life of two lovers. Through this doubling and layering, illusions accumulate as if these were a product of a machine that didn’t stop. The film explores the relationship between the
hallucinatory power of the phantom of memory and the capacity for lens-based media to carry ghosts. A placing of the lesbian gaze is obsessively sought whilst simultaneously acknowledging the state of a decentred subjectivity. Pucill wrote, directed, shot, edited and produced the film, the process of hands-on authorship of all component parts being central to the artisan language and historical context of her work.
The film has been extensively screened, including festivals in Paris, London, Cologne, Kassel, New York; conferences and
galleries in USA and London (see portfolio for full list). Five photographs from the film were exhibited and published separately.
Reviews include Naomi Salaman 'Accumulation in Stages of Mourning'; Vicky Smith, 'Stop Frame Motion in Stages of Mourning' (both at Lux-on-line). Pucill has herself written on the film (see output 4). The project won AHRC funding (£13,000). It was acquired for BFI archive; distributed by Lux (on film and sold as DVD), and distributors in Paris, Toronto and USA.

Date2006
Web address (URL)http://www.re-title.com/artists/sarah-pucill.asp

Related outputs

A Dialogue with Claude Cahun: Between Photography and Film in Magic Mirror and Confessions to the Mirror
Pucill, S. 2021. Forthcoming. A Dialogue with Claude Cahun: Between Photography and Film in Magic Mirror and Confessions to the Mirror. in: Schmid, M. and Knowles, K. (ed.) Cinematic Intermediality Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press.

Confessions to the Mirror Staged in an Exhibition
Pucill, S. 2020. Confessions to the Mirror Staged in an Exhibition. Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands 13 Sep 2020 - 10 Jan 2021

Jersey Premiere Screening of Confessions to the Mirror
Pucill, S. 2020. Jersey Premiere Screening of Confessions to the Mirror. Jersey, Channel Islands May 2020

Frankfurt Screening: Confessions to the Mirror
Pucill, S. 2020. Frankfurt Screening: Confessions to the Mirror. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 13 Feb - 24 May 2020

Ottawa Art Gallery Screening: Confessions to the Mirror
Pucill, S. 2019. Ottawa Art Gallery Screening: Confessions to the Mirror. Ottawa Municipal Art Gallery 14 Sep 2019 - 09 Feb 2020

Garden Self Portraits after Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore
Pucill, S. 2019. Garden Self Portraits after Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore. Ottawa Municipal Art Gallery 14 Sep 2019 - 09 Feb 2020

Dortmund / Cologne Women's International Film Festival Official Selection: Confessions to the Mirror
Pucill, S. 2019. Dortmund / Cologne Women's International Film Festival Official Selection: Confessions to the Mirror. Dortmund, Germany 08 - 14 Apr 2019

UCL Art Museum Screening: Confessions To The Mirror + Q+A with Maria Walsh
Pucill, S. 2018. UCL Art Museum Screening: Confessions To The Mirror + Q+A with Maria Walsh. Bloomsbury Studio, UCL, London 22 May 2018

Bagdam Lesbian Festival, Toulouse, France, screening of Confessions to the Mirror
Pucill, S. 2018. Bagdam Lesbian Festival, Toulouse, France, screening of Confessions to the Mirror . Toulouse, France 29 Mar - 14 Apr 2018

BEEF Bristol Screening: Confessions To The Mirror and Q+A with Vicky Smith
Pucill, S. 2018. BEEF Bristol Screening: Confessions To The Mirror and Q+A with Vicky Smith. Cube Microplex Cinema, Bristol 20 Feb 2018

Encounters of the space between : a collaboration with Claude Cahun in Magic Mirror and Confessions to the Mirror
Pucill, S. 2018. Encounters of the space between : a collaboration with Claude Cahun in Magic Mirror and Confessions to the Mirror. à la croisée des approches et des disciplines. Dialogue intercontinental. CNRS, Site Pouchet, 75017 Paris 25 - 26 Jun 2018

"Coming To Life" and Intermediality in the Tableaux Vivants of Magic Mirror and Confessions To The Mirror
Pucill, S. 2018. "Coming To Life" and Intermediality in the Tableaux Vivants of Magic Mirror and Confessions To The Mirror. in: Smith, V. and Hamlyn, N. (ed.) Experimental and Expanded Animation: New Perspectives and Practices Switzerland Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 231-255

White Cube, Bermondsey, London: Screening: Magic Mirror, Confessions To The Mirror
Pucill, S. 2017. White Cube, Bermondsey, London: Screening: Magic Mirror, Confessions To The Mirror. 28 Jun - 17 Sep 2017

Cinematek, Oslo: Screening of Confessions To The Mirror + Q+A Greg Pope
Pucill, S. 2017. Cinematek, Oslo: Screening of Confessions To The Mirror + Q+A Greg Pope. Cinemateket, Oslo 2010 - 2019

National Portrait Gallery: Screening of Confessions To The Mirror
Pucill, S. 2017. National Portrait Gallery: Screening of Confessions To The Mirror. National Portrait Gallery, London 09 Mar - 29 May 2017

Creteil International Women's Film Festival Official Selection: Confessions To The Mirror
Pucill, S. 2017. Creteil International Women's Film Festival Official Selection: Confessions To The Mirror. Maison des Arts, Place Salvador Allende, Creteil, Paris 10 - 19 Mar 2017

Alchemy Film Festival, Scotland Official Selection: Confessions To The Mirror (16mm, col, 68min, 2016)
Pucill, S. 2017. Alchemy Film Festival, Scotland Official Selection: Confessions To The Mirror (16mm, col, 68min, 2016). Heart of Hawick, Scottish Borders 02 - 06 Mar 2017

The provocation of intermediality in the tableaux vivants in Magic Mirror and Confessions To The Mirror
Pucill, S. 2017. The provocation of intermediality in the tableaux vivants in Magic Mirror and Confessions To The Mirror . Pratschke, K. (ed.) Photofilm: Sampling the Archive. GUGA (Centre of Architecture), in co-operation with the Metropolitan University, Budapest, Hungary. 19 Sep - 19 Nov 2017

BFI London Film Festival Premiere of Confessions To The Mirror (16mm col, 68min)
Pucill, S. 2016. BFI London Film Festival Premiere of Confessions To The Mirror (16mm col, 68min). BFI Southbank, London 05 - 16 Oct 2016

Confessions To The Mirror
Pucill, S. 2016. Confessions To The Mirror.

Alchemy Moving Image Art Festival, Official Selection
Pucill, S. 2015. Alchemy Moving Image Art Festival, Official Selection. Haiwick, Scotland

Roundtable discussion: The women of the London Filmmaker’s Co-op
Danino, N., Matthee, J., Novaczek, R., Pucill, S. and Syed, A. 2015. Roundtable discussion: The women of the London Filmmaker’s Co-op. The Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ). 4 (1&2), pp. 164-179. https://doi.org/10.1386/miraj.4.1-2.164_1

Magic Mirror
Pucill, S. 2015. Magic Mirror. The Nunnery Gallery, London 14 Apr - 14 Jun 2015

Magic mirror
Pucill, S. 2013. Magic mirror.

Phantom rhapsody
Pucill, S. 2010. Phantom rhapsody.

Fall in frame
Pucill, S. 2009. Fall in frame.

Taking my skin
Pucill, S. 2007. Taking my skin. Toronto, Canada 12 Apr 2007

Blind light (2007)
Pucill, S. 2007. Blind light (2007). 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 01 Dec 2007

The 'autoethnographic' in Chantal Akerman's news from home, and an analysis of almost out and stages of mourning
Pucill, S. 2006. The 'autoethnographic' in Chantal Akerman's news from home, and an analysis of almost out and stages of mourning. in: Hatfield, J. (ed.) Experimental film and video: an anthology Eastleigh, UK John Libbey. pp. 83-92

The question of the subject and the autobiographic in artists moving image practice
Pucill, S., Hatfield, J. and Reynolds, L. 2004. The question of the subject and the autobiographic in artists moving image practice. Filmwaves Magazine. 24 (2), pp. 5-9.

Permalink - https://westminsterresearch.westminster.ac.uk/item/92708/stages-of-mourning


Share this
Tweet
Email

Usage statistics

88 total views
0 total downloads
2 views this month
0 downloads this month
These values are for the period from September 2nd 2018, when this repository was created

Export as