Story: Experimental film

Jillian dressing

This film, made in 1976, is typical of the work of poet and artist Joanna Paul. Her focus was on the details of domestic life – a woman puts on and takes off various jerseys, the wind blows trees and the washing on the line, a child waits in the high chair for food, a man saws wood with a chainsaw. All the action occurs within, or close by, a colonial cottage. The film works like a form of cinematic 'still life'. 

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Mark Williams, 'Experimental film - Experimentation expands, 1970s to 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/45036/jillian-dressing (accessed 20 September 2020)

Story by Mark Williams, published 22 Oct 2014