Sarah Pucill

            C u r r I c u l u m  V i t a e


2005 to date:   External Examiner Professional Doctorate Fine Art, University of East London

2000 to date:   Reader, University of Westminster


2014                PhD by Publication University of Westminster ‘Materiality, Mourning and the feminine’.

1988-90           MA Fine Art The Slade, University College London


Screenings and Exhibitions

2023                I”ll Be Your Mirror ‘- Vortic Online Exhibition Curated by Beth         Greenacre,    17 April  –  9 July

2023                ‘Milk’ Exhibition at Wellcome Institute, London, Installation of  ‘Backcomb’ (16mm, 6min, 1995)

2022                Screening and Discussion of Eye Cut at Danielle Arnaud Gallery, with Helen de Witt, December.

2022                Confessions to the Mirror  staged in “Under the Skin”, Kunsthal Museum, May-Aug, Rotterdam.

2022                Tour of Magic Mirror; London (Lexi Cinema, Marseille (L’Actoral), Paris (La Braquage), Café des Images,Herouville Staint-Clair, France,  Washington DC Museum Art Gallery.

2021                Premier of Eye Cut, London Film Festival, following screenings at Jeu de Paume.

2021                Toronto Women Art Film Festival Best Experimental Film 2021. London New Wave Film Festival, Best Experimental Film.

2021                LUX Blu Ray Launch of Confessions to the Mirror (2016) as online  screening and Panel Discussion with writer/curator Laura Guy, Writer/Festival Director Maxa Zoller and Writer Lucy Reynolds.

2019               Confessions to the Mirror  staged in “Under the Skin”, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen Oct2019-March 2020.

2019-20            Ottawa Art Gallery, “Garden Self Portraits” 2019, Film Installation in “Face à Claude Cahun Et Marcel Moore”, curated by Michelle Gewurtz.

2018             UCL Art Museum, Screening of Confessions To The Mirror.

2017              Phantom Rhapsody staged in separate room at Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 13 June – 20 August.2017      Oslo Cinemateque, Art Museum, Screening of Confessions To The Mirror.

2017      National Portrait Gallery, Screening and Q+A as part of the Exhibition Claude Cahun and Gillian Wearing, March, Screening of Confessions To The Mirror

2017       Close-Up Cinema, February, Screening Magic Miiror and Confessions To The Mirror

2015      Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea.  Staged exhibition of Magic Mirror in ‘Radical Gestures: Uncanny Feminism’, curated by Bae Myung Ji

2015      Screening St Brelades Bay Church Hall, Jersey, organised by LGBT Liberate Group Magic Mirror

2014      The Nunnery Gallery staged exhibition with photographs of Magic Mirror  17 April 14 June

2015    Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nantes as part of an exhibition of Claude Cahun’s work to celebrate 60 years since her death Magic Mirror

2014      JW3, LUX DVD launch screening, Q+A with Helena Reckitt Magic Mirror

2014     Edinburgh Film House, Magic Mirror

2014      Ecole Nationale Superieure  des Beaux Arts, Paris Magic Mirror

2014     Friedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA, US Magic Mirror

2014     London Art Fair Magic Mirror

 2014     La Cinemateque de Toulouse Magic Mirror

2014     Dance Pavillion, Bournemouth, curted by Selina Robertson February, Magic Mirror

2014     Paula Mendersohn Becker Museum, Self Portrait, curated by Christine Ruggert Magic Mirror

2013      Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Magic Mirror

2013     Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Q+A Gavin Bower, Magic Mirror (3 nights)

2013     Union Theatre, Milhaukee  Magic Mirror

2013    Cinematek Oslo, ‘The Dream That Kicks’, curated by Greg Pope Magic Mirror

2013   Glasgow Film Theatrecurated by Carolyn Mills, Magic Mirror

2013   Tate Modern Premiere, curated by Stuart Comer,  Magic Mirror

2012     Experimental Cinema Week of Madrid, curated by Cesar Ballester, Full Retrospective

2012    Parasol Unit, London Curated by Gil Leung, LUX You Be Mother, Milk and Glass, Phantom Rhapsody

2011      Leeds Project Space, Evening screening, Programmer Zoe Sawyer

2011     BFI Southbank, Retrospective Screening, Maya Deren Season (October)

2011     Moving Image South, Curzon Cinema, Wimbledon, curated by Laura Kloss

2011    Millennium Film, New York, ‘Personal Cinema Series’ curated by Howard Guttenplan

2011   Image-Movement, Berlin, selection of films European premier of  Phantom Rhapsody

2011   L’ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts, Paris, Retrospective Screening

2011   L’action Christine cinema, Paris (LightCone/Scratch event), Retrospective Screening

2011   BFI Southbank, London Retrospective Screening (February)

2010     The Book Club, Retrospective Screening curated by Laura Kloss

2010     Screening and Discussion Freud Museum

2010    Light Reading’ Series 9, NO.W.HERE Lab, London, curated by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler

2009    Pleasure Dome, Toronto

2009   Mass Art Film Society, Boston

2009   A.I.R. Gallery, New York

2009  Anthology Film Archives, New York

2009   LA Filmforum/Echo Film Park Center, (joint screening), LA

2008    The Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2008   Stages of Mourning, curated by Midori Yoshimoto, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon

2007    The Millennium Film Workshop, NY

2007   ‘The Subjective Camera’ Series, Greenwich Picture House, London

2006    The Millennium Film Workshop, NY

2006    Greenwich Picture House, London

2006   ‘Light Reading’ Series 4, NO.W.HERE Lab, London, curated by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler

2002    291 Gallery, London, curated by Lisa Jensen

2000    LUX, London, part of DNET Festival of Electronic & Digital Art

1998    Tate Britain, curated by Gary Thomas

1998    LUX cinema,  London


Textual Publications

2021.   “Eruption, rupture, suture and disruption”, by Sarah Pucill on two films by Sandra Lahire,  “Arrows “(1984) and “Night dances” (1995).  In ‘Sandra Lahire Cahier’ book, edited by Maria Palacios Cruz and Charlotte Proctor,  to accompany a screening at Courtisane Film Festival  October 2021.

2021    “A Dialogue with Claude Cahun: Between Writing, Photography and Film in Magic Mirror and Confessions to the Mirror”, chapter by Sarah Pucill  in Cinematic Intermedialities, published by Edinburgh University Press, Ed Marion Schmid and Kim Knowles.

2018     “Coming to Life and Intermediality in the tableaux vivants in  Magic Mirror  and Confessions To The Mirror “chapter by Sarah Pucill.  In Experimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image Series: Experimental and Expanded Animation, Editors, Nicky Hamlyn, Vicky Smith, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

2016    MIRAJ Journal, ‘The Women at the London Filmmakers Co-op: 1980s+90s’, Round table discussion Issue 4, 1+2.



Selected group screenings 

2015    La Mutinerie, Paris ‘Film Cycle Series’ curated by Katja Gorska Phantom Rhapsody + Swollen Stigma

2015    Visiona Film Festival, Huesca, Spain Stages Of Mourning

2014    Whitechapel Gallery,  Stages Of Mourning

2014   Arsenale Institute for Film and Video Art  Mirrored Measure

2013    ‘Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists; Film and Video in Britain 2008-13’ Tate Britain Phantom Rhapsody

2013   Arsenale, Institute for Film and Video Art Phantom Rhapsody

2013  New York Filmmakers Co-Op, Milk and Glass

2012    Kino Wiehrebahnhof, Freiberg, programme curated by Kim Knowles Phantom Rhapsody

2012   Milton Keynes Gallery, part of Oliver Plender exhibition Blind Light

2012   LightCone, Pompidou Centre, Paris You Be Mother, Cast

2011    Xcentric Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona Taking My Skin

2011   BFI Southbank panel discussion and screening with Jayne Parker and Daria Martin Screening of Cast (16mm bw, 20min)

2011   Moving Portrait, De La Warr Pavillion, You Be Mother

2010    ‘Your Head Dissolved Into Thin Air’, curated by Ben Cook from the LUX collection, Sainsburies Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich. Phantom Rhapsody

2010   Vivienne Dick Retrospective, Tate Modern, curated by Vivienne Dick, Backcomb

2010   Vivienne Dick Retrospective, Light Industry (NY), curated by Vivienne Dick, Backcomb

2010   ‘Film without Film’, Tate Modern, curated by no-w-here and Maxa Zoller, Blind Light

2010   ‘The Other’, Rencentre de Sophie, Nantes, France Taking My Skin, Stages of Mourning

2010   ‘Ruffled Galaxies’, Infernoesques, curated by Jennifer Oellerich, Berlin  Blind Light

2010   LoBe Art, Berlin, curated by Olivia Reynolds  Blind Light

2009    Light Cone, panel selection of new acquisitions  Fall In Frame

2009   The Experimental Film Club, Dublin curated by Donal Foreman Stages Of Mourning

2008    Kino Arsenal, Berlin, curated screening ‘Public/Private: spaces’ Backcomb

2008   ArtSway Open 2008 Blind Light

2008   Aurora Media Arts Festival, Norwich Blind Light

2008  ‘Divided Light’, Louise Blouin Foundation, curated by Ben Austin Blind Light

2008   ‘Multichannel’, Artsway curated by Peter Bonnell Taking My Skin

2008   New York Filmmakers Co-Op Screening, curated by Caroline Koebel, Millennium, NY Backcomb

2008   ‘Mother Cuts: Experiments in Film, Video & Photography’, curated by Siona Wilson, New Jersey University Gallery Taking My Skin

2008   Whitechapel Gallery Film Circus Film Weekend curated by Ian White You Be Mother

2008   ‘Live 8’, curated by Vivienne Dick, Galway, Ireland Blind Light, You Be Mother

2008    Stills Gallery, Edinburgh You Be Mother

2007    ‘Light Cone 25th Anniversary’, panel selection of new acquisitions, l’Institute Finlandais & Cinema Quartier Latin selection of films including Taking My Skin

2007   ‘Intervention’, curated by Richard Ducker, Fieldgate Gallery Taking My Skin

2006    ‘Unfixed POV’, curated by Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe, New York Film-Makers Co-op You Be Mother

2007   ‘PULSAR’ Caracas Contemporary Art Museum and touring Stages of Mourning

            ‘Archetypes’, curated by Karen Mirza and Cate Shindler, Transit Space Swollen Stigma

2008    The Collective Unconscious, curated programme, New York Filmmakers Coop You Be Mother

2005    ‘Wake’, London Gallery West Stages of Mourning, Swollen Stigma, Cast

2005    ‘Take 291’, curated by Charlie Phillips, 291 Gallery Stages of Mourning

2004    ‘Masquerade’, curated by Kate Newton, Photofusion Gallery, London Stages of Mourning

2004    ‘A Century of Film and Video Artists’, curated by David Curtis, Tate Britain You Be Mother

2004    ‘Experiments of Moving Image 1970-2000’, curated by Jackie Hatfield & Steven Littman, Old Lumiere Cinema, London (5 films)

2003    ‘Telling Tales’, curated by Karen Alexander, Serpentine Gallery You Be Mother

2003    ‘The Hair Show’, curated by M Farquhar and P Atherton, Tablet Gallery, London Backcomb

2003    ‘The UK/Canadian Video Exchange’, curated by Cate Elwes, South London Gallery; TRANZ<>TECH 2003, Toronto Backcomb

2000    ‘Girl’, Walsall New Art Gallery, curated by Angela Kingston Backcomb

1999    ‘Sweetie’ Female Identity in British Video, curated by Cristiana Perrella and Maria Rosa Sossai, British School at Rome Backcomb

1998      ‘Dragged: Sarah Pucill and Phil Sayers’, Real Gallery, New York Swollen Stigma

1996      ‘Living on Air’, screening curated by S Lahire, Whitechapel Gallery, London Mirrored Measure

1995    ‘Hiding Behind the Sofa,’ Womens Film and Video, curated by Joanna Montgomery, Prema Arts Centre, Gloucester. You Be Mother

1994      ‘Light’ curated by David Curtis, Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art. Milk and Glass

1993    ‘Hygiene + Hysteria’, curated by Sarah Turner & Ian Rashid, NFT London & Europe Milk and Glass

1992    ‘Cutting Edge’, curated by C Brown and J Hoole, Barbican Gallery, London You Be Mother

1991    ‘The Archeology of Silence’, curated by C Harley and M Oechsler,  st London studios, photographs

1990    ‘Exiled’, curated by Moira Sweeney, ICA, London and European touring You Be Mother

1990    ‘Against the Grain’, Camerawork, London Photographs from You Be Mother Series

1990    ‘The Woman in My Life’, Acton Community Arts Workshop, London Photographs from You Be Mother Series

1989    ‘New Contemporaries’, ICA, London You Be Mother



2015     Whitechapel Art Gallery Conference on Artist Moving Image Practice in Britain From 1990 to today, Paper given by Lucy Reynolds on work of Sandra Lahire, Jayne Parker and Sarah Pucill.

2015    Screening of Magic Mirror as part of ‘Seminar Series on Self Representation in Film’ at Birkbeck College, Q+A with Laura Mulvey, organised by Muriel Temple.

2014    London Art Fair ‘The Muse’ panel discussion with Anthony Penrose and Sue Steward, screening Magic Mirror

2014   Autobiography and the Archive, with M Pennell A Ferrini, E Adami, Stages Of Mourning

2012    Contemporary Queer Artistic Practice in the UK, Brighton Museum, University of Sussex

2012   Family Ties Conference, University of London, by Sally Waterman, Stages Of Mourning

2010    ‘Surrealism Laid Bare’, West Dean College, West Sussex, screening Phantom Rhapsody

2009    ‘Circularity, Narrative and Aesthetic Translation: A Practice Based Research Symposium’, University of Bedfordshire, invited by Joanna Callahan, presentation on my films.

2008    ‘Trauma and The Sublime’ conference organised by Stephen Vine, Swansea University, presentation of Blind Light

2008    ‘Interrogating Trauma’, conference, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.  Screening of Stages Of Mourning

2008   ‘The Life of the Mourner’s Dance’, organised by Dorian Grey,  Queen Mary University. Screening of Stages Of Mourning

2007    MAMSIE ‘Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities, and Ethics’ conference, Birkbeck Univeristy Taking My Skin

2004    College Art Association (CAA) Art History Conference, Atlanta, USA Conference Panel ‘The Autobiographic in Women’s Art Practice’  Stages of Mourning



Film Festivals

2021.    Film Festival,  Eye Cut

2019     Dortmund International Women’s Film Festival, Confessions To The Mirror

2017     Creteil International Women’s Film Festival Paris, Confessions To The Mirror

2017.    Alchemy Film Festival, Confessions To The Mirror

2016     London Film Festival, BFI Southbank , Confessions To The Mirror

2015    Alchemy Film Festival Magic Mirror

2015     Scottish Queer International Film Festival Swollen Sitgma

2014    Pink Screens Film Festival, Brussels Magic Mirror

2014     BAGDAM Espace Lesbien, Toulouse Magic Mirror

2014    New Media Art Festival, Seoul, South Korea Magic Mirror

2013    Cork International Film Festival Magic Mirror

2013   Cinemarges Film Festival, Bordeaux, Magic Mirror

2012    Imagem-Contato, San Paulo, Brazil  Fall In Frame, You Be Mother

2012    Open City Docs, ICA, ‘Aesthetic Queeries’ curated by Treasa O’Brien Stages Of Mourning

2011    Edinburgh International Film Festival Phantom Rhapsody

2009    Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema Fall In Frame

2009    International Festival of Erotic Animation, Brazil Backcomb

2009    Directors Lounge- Berlin International Film Festival Taking My Skin

2009    Videoforms, France  Blind Light

2009   Ann Arbor Film Festival Backcomb

2008    Osnabruck European Media Art Festival Blind Light

2008    Aurora Film Festival Blind Light

2008   Ann Arbor Film Festival, US  Taking My Skin

2007    Osnabruck European Media Art Festival Taking My Skin

2007   Images Festival of Film & Video, Toronto Taking My Skin

2006    Cork Film Festival, Ireland Taking My Skin

2006     Osnabruck Film Festival Taking My Skin

2005    Rencentres Internationales Paris-Berlin Stages of Mourning

2005   The Magic Lantern Dream Cinema, Ciné Lumière Institute Français, London You Be Mother

2005    London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Stages of Mourning

2004    Experiments of Moving image 1970-2000, curated by Jackie Hatfield & Steve Littman, London

2004    Feminale, Cologne, Germany (five films)

2004    Kassel Documentary Film Festival, Germany Stages of Mourning

2000    Cinenova Festival, The Lux, London Cast

2000    London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival  Cast

1998    London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Swollen Stigma

1998    Visibilia, Bologna, Italy  Swollen Stigma

1998    Pandemonium Moving Image Art Festival, The Lux, London Swollen Stigma

1998    Feminale, Cologne, Germany Swollen Stigma

1998   Images Festival of Independent Film and Video, Toronto Swollen Stigma

1998   Montreal Image and Nation International Queer Film and Video Festival, Montréal Swollen  Stigma

1998  Impakt Media Art Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands  Mirrored Measure

1998  International Video Festival, Lisbon, Portugal Swollen Stigma

1996    Pandemonium Moving Image Art Festival, ICA, London Mirrored Measure

1996   Melbourne International Film Festival Mirrored Measure

1996   Impakt Media Art Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands Mirrored Measure

1996   Brisbane International Film Festival Mirrored Measure

1996   New Screen 5, The Lux, London Milk and Glass

1996   London Electronic Arts Film and Video Open, Toynbee Hall, London Mirrored Measure

1995    London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Milk and Glass

1995   MIX New York Film Festival  Milk and Glass

1995    Toronto Short Film Festival, Canada  You Be Mother

1995    ‘ICA Biennial of Independent Film and Video Art’, London You Be Mother

1995    Feminale, Cologne, Germany Backcomb

1995    Ankara Short Film Festival Backcomb

1995    Montreal Image and Nation International Queer Film and Video Festival You Be Mother

1995   Montreal Festival of New Cinema and New Media You Be Mother

1994    Cork International Film Festival You Be Mother

1994    Atlanta Short Film and Video Festival You Be Mother

1994    Norwegian Short Film Festival You Be Mother

1994    Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation Film You Be Mother

1994    Tampere Short Film Festival, Finland You Be Mother

1993    European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany Milk and Glass

1993   London Film Festival Milk and Glass

1993   British Short Film Festival, Barbican, London  Milk and Glass

1993   Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Scotland Milk and Glass

1993   Rencontres Internationales [Artists Film Festival], Paris You Be Mother

1991    Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany You Be Mother

1990    London Film Festival You Be Mother

1990   British Short Film Festival, Barbican, London You Be Mother

1990   European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany You Be Mother

1990   Rencontres Internationales [Artists Film Festival], Paris You Be Mother



2008    ‘Cat House Camp’ Performace and Installation with Deej Fabyc (and Oreet Ashery, Hugo Glendinning, Hester Reeve), Toynbee Hall, London

2007    Just Like All the Rest, 7 min, video by Marcia Farquhar and Sarah Pucill.  Part of 12-Shooters, performed and directed by Marcia Farquhar, with 11 other filmmakers (including Andrew Kotting, Uriel Orlow, Dryden Goodwin, Saskia Olde Wolbers)   South London Gallery premiere which toured UK     (International tour 2008)


Selected bibliography

2016   ‘Feminisms, Mirrors: Claude Cahun and Sarah Pucill – a dialogue’, by Dr M Sprio, MIRAJ Magazine, Issue 4, 2+1.

2015   ‘Mattuschka and Pucill: These Films Cannot Be Proved’ OEI Magazine, by Caroline Koebel, on Mirrored Measure.

2015   Review of Magic Mirror Exhbition at The Nunnery Gallery by Martin Comer, Time Out Magazine, April 2015.

2015   Review of Magic Mirror the film at ‘Magic Mirriror: Sarah Pucill and Claude Cahun’ at The Nunnery Gallery,  by Mark Harris in ‘Art Monthly’ June Issue No387

2015   Review of Magic Mirror the film at ‘Magic Mirriror: Sarah Pucill and Claude Cahun’ at The Nunnery Gallery,  by Frances Morgan in ‘Sight and Sound’ Magazine, April Issue.

2014   ‘Between Mirrors’, Helena Reckitt, LUX DVD Magic Mirror

2014   ‘Stepping Aside To Enter’, Sarah Ibrahim, LUX DVD Magic Mirror

2014   ‘Voluptu’ French On-line Fashion Magazine, review and photograph Melissa Smith, January

2013   ‘Tenmag’ Spanish Fashion Magazine, photographs and review of Magic Mirror by Ana Himes.

2013   ‘Mnemoscape’ Interview with A Ferrini and E Adami on Magic Mirror.

2011    Review of my films and Lux DVD, Sebastien Ronceray, ‘BREF’ Magazine, France

2011   ‘A Hisorical Overview of Sarah Pucill’s Films’ Dr Marherita Sprio, LUX DVD Booklet

2011   ‘Those Deep Approaches’, Cherry Smyth, LUX DVD Booklet

2011   ‘Phantom Rhapsody: Smoke, Mirrors and the Spell of Cinema’, Lucy Reynolds,LUX DVD Booklet.

2010    ‘Sarah Pucill: Female Presence’, La Furia Umana No5, (on-line Magazine), pp 48-52 by Gloria Morano (in French)

2010   ‘Sarah Pucill 2: Theatre of Female Point of View’,’ La Furia Umana’ No 6, (on-line Magazine), by Gloria Morano (in Italian).

2008    ‘Into the Spotlight’, New York Arts Magazine, vol.13, no.11/12, pp.100-1

2008   Phillina Sun, Live @ No.8, review of film programme You Be Mother, online

2007    ‘Transitions and Transgression: The British avant-garde and methods of opposition, 1985-1994, Gareth Buckell, Filmwaves Magazine, issue 34 Autumn 2007, pp.34-39 (p.39)

2007   ‘Film Frame to Skin Cell’,  Niamh McDonnell, Vertigo Magazine, Vol 3 No 5 Spring (ISNN 0968 7904), pp60-61

2006    ‘Stop Frame Motion in Stages of Mourning’, LUX-on-line by Vicky Smith

2006   Chroma, Issue 4, Spring, pp.18-19 (illus.)

2006   ‘Afterword’, Claude Cahun: a sensual politics of photography, Gen Doy, I B Tauris, pp 146

2005    ‘Accumulation in Stages of Mourning’’ Lux-on-line, by Naomi Salaman

2004    ‘Sarah Pucill’, LUX-on-line, essay by Helena Blaker

2004    ‘Bold Types’, Pluk, Issue 18, May/June, p.24

2000    Cherry Smyth, Art Monthly, July-August

2000    Helen De Witt, Make Magazine, March-May

1999    ‘Little Deaths’, Sandra Lahire,  MAKE Magazine, issue 83, March-May

1998    ‘The Fairies Banquet’, Sandra Lahire, Coil, Issue 7  (ISBN 901540 03 0)

1996    ‘Sarah Pucill: Backcomb’, Chris Darke, London Production Fund

1994    ‘European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruk’, Helen Sloan, Variant Magazine,

1991    You Be Mother, Malcolm Cook, Variant Magazine, Autumn, p.48

1990    Exiled, programme, Film & Video Umbrella, London

1990   ‘The Politics of Representation’, Julian Rodriguez, The British Journal of Photography, 12 July p3

1990    ‘Against the grain?’, The British Journal of Photography, 12 July

1990    ‘The Woman in My Life’, Sue Hubbard, Time Out, March

1990    ‘The Woman in My Life: Photography of Women’, (You Be Mother photograph front cover) Mica Nava, Feminist Review, no.36, Autumn, pp. 42-51, illus. p.47   (ISSN 0141 7789)

1990    The Guardian, 6 June 1990

1990    ‘Sarah Pucill’, Women’s Art magazine, (You Be Mother photograph front cover), December, p.23



2016   MIRAJ Journal, ‘The Women at the London Filmmakers Co-op: 1980s+90s’, Round table discussion Issue 4, 1+2.

2014    Photomonitor on-line phhotography mag, interview on Magic Mirror with film stills by Anna McNay

2014   ‘Diva’ Magazine, text on Magic Mirror with film stills by Anna McNay

2012   Photographs in ‘Pasion Magazine’, Egypt, with a photo-shoot by K Djeghalian in hommage to my photographs.

2012    Interview with Lucy Reynolds on Magic Mirror for ‘Printed Project ‘ (Irish Arts Journal) with photographs (cover), Spring 2012

2012   Re-print of Interview with Lucy Reynolds Magic Mirror for ‘Printed Project’ with new photographs, December, Vertigo on-line Magazine, Issue 31, Winter  ‘At Least I Shall Know My Face’.

2011   Interview for BFI Web Archive, a documentary on Maya Deren for BFI National Archive.

2011   LUX DVD and Booklet; essays by Lucy Reynolds, Cherry Smyth and Margherita Sprio.

2010   Interview with Gloria Morano, ‘La Furia Umana’, on-line magazine (,

2010   Interview with Margherita Sprio + stills, Sequence, published by no-w-here, ed Simon Payne.

2010   Still Images from Stages Of Mourning, Midland Arts Centre Publication, ed Laura Guy

2009   ‘Sarah Pucill, Just Like All The Rest’, Marcia Farquhar, in Marcia Farquhar’s 12 Shooters’ J Maizlish (ed.), London: Live Art Develoopment Agency, pp  36-42  (ISBN 978 0 9546040 8 0)

2007     A History of Artist’s Film and Video in Britain, 1897-2004, David Curtis, BFI, Uni  Cal Press (ISBN 1 84457 096 7)

2005    Wake, exhib. leaflet, text by Angela Kingston

2004    ‘Stages of Mourning’, Sarah Pucill, in Experiments in Moving Image, Jackie Hatfield (ed.), London, EpiGraph Publications (ISBN 1 902458 06 0)

2003    ‘The Touching Camera: The  body in film in the films of Nina Danino, Jo Ann Kaplan and Sarah Pucill’, Susanna Poole in New Frontiers Of the Body: Essays on the Body in Representation, Silvana Carotenuto and Annamaria Morelli (eds.), London, Aedipus (ISBN 88 7341 043X)

2003   Masquerade: Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography, Kate Newton and Christine Rolph (eds.), Cardiff, UK, ffotogallery (illus.), pp 102-105 Vol 3 No 5 Spring (ISNN 0968 7904), pp60-61  (ISBN 1 872771 36 X)

2003   The UK/Canadian Video Exchange, The Canada Council for the Arts

2000    DNet information, The Lux, London

2001    ‘Women’s Artists’ Diary, Nicky Coutts, London, The Women’s Press (illus.)

1999    ‘Sweetie: Identità femminile nel video britannico’, Maria Rosa (ed.), The British School at Rome (ISBN 888210 1428)

1998    ‘Dragged’, text by Cherry Smyth, New York, Real Gallery

1998    Entre les miroirs’, Sigrid Schade, in Pour urne Ecologie des Media: Art Cinéma Vidéo Ordinateur, Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki (eds.), Paris, Troisiémes Recontres Internationales, pp. 64-74  (ISBN 2 95082922 8)

1997    ‘The Raw and The Cooked: Fourth ICA Biennial of Independent Film and Video’, Ruby Rich and Chris Darke, London, ICA  (ISBN1 900300 117)

1996    ‘The Art of Reflection’ in The Art of Reflection: 20th Century Women Portrait Artists, Marsha Meskimmon, London, Scarlett Press  (ISBN 100231106874)

1996    ‘Pandemonium: The London Festival of Moving Images’, Pandemonium Festival, London

1996   ‘A Directory of British Film and Video Artists’, David Curtis (ed.), ACE, London (ISBN 1 86020 0036)*

1994    What She Wants: Women Artists Look at Men, Naomi Salaman (ed.), London, Verso  (ISBN 10 0860916561)

1993    You be Mother, BFI video compilation, Wicked Women and Wayward Girls, Connoisseur Video

1991    ‘The Archeology of Silence,’ Monika Oechsler (ed.), Monika Oechsler, London  (ISBN 09517997 03)

1989    ‘New Contemporaries’, Sacha Craddock, London, ICA  (ISBN 0 9818556 0)


Selected writings and editorships

2015   ‘In Cahun’s Magic Mirror: A Conversation’, essay by Sarah Pucill in Claude Cahun/Sarah Pucill Exhibition Catologue, The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts Trust

2009   ‘The Choice of Alas Poor Humpty’, Sarah Pucill, in Marcia Farquhar’s 12 Shooters’ J Maizlish (ed.), London: Live Art Develoopment Agency, pp43-45  (ISBN 978 0 9546040 8 0)

2006   ‘The “autoethnographic” in Chantal Akerman’s News From Home, and an Analysis of Almost Out by Jayne Parker, and Stages of Mourning’, in Expermintal Film and Video, Jackie Hatfield (ed.), London: John Libby, pp.83-92  (ISBN  0 86196 664 3)

2004    ‘Art-in-Sight’, Sarah Pucill (ed.) Filmwaves Magazine, Issue 24, no. 2

2004   ‘The Question of the Subject and the Autobiographic in Artists Moving Image Practice’, Sarah Pucill, Filmwaves Magazine, Issue 24, no. 2, pp.5-9   (ISSN 1460 4051)

2004   ‘Some thoughts on Sandra Lahire’s film Johnny Panic’, Sarah Pucill, in Experiments in Moving Image, Jackie Hatfield (ed.), London: EpiGraph Publications, pp.76-77  (ISBN 1 902458060)

2002    ‘Lady Lazarus and Johnny Panic’, Sarah Pucill, in Vertigo Magazine, Vol 2, No2, pp. 44-45 (ISSN 09068 7904)


TV/Radio Broadcasts

2020     Interview and clip of Magic Mirror in “Masquerades and Games – The Female Artists of Surrealism”, ARTE and ZDF TV documentary, directed by Maria Tappeiner.

2013    Resonance FM Half hour interview with Diana Mavrolean, ‘I’m ready for my Close-up’, on Magic Mirror

2009    Resonance FM ‘Daily Subverstions’ Interview with Amber Jacobs

1996    BSB TV Australia  Mirrored Measure

1995    Carlton Television, UK  Backcomb

1990    Granada TV, UK  You Be Mother


Awards & Citations

2014    Arts Council Award for Confessions To The Mirror (16mm, col 70min)

2012    Arts Council Award for Post Production (LUX DVD and Digital Cinema Print) for Magic Mirror

2011    Arts Council Award for production of Magic Mirror (16mm b/w 70min)

2011    Nominated for the Jarman Award for recent films.

2009    Arts Council Award for Phantom Rhapsody

2008    Arts Council Award for Fall in Frame

2007    Arts Council and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Award for Blind Light

2007    Marion McMahon Award, Images Festival, Canada Taking My Skin

2007    Directors Citation, Black Maria Film Fesival Taking My Skin, Stages of Mourning

2006    Arts Council Award and AHRC award for Taking My Skin

2006          AHRC Dissemination Award –for the distibution and promotion of my films.

2003    AHRC Award for Stages of Mourning

1998    Arts Council Award for Cast

1996    Arts Council Award for Swollen Stigma

1996.   Best Innovation Award, Atlanta Short Film Festival, USA Milk and Glass

1995      Best Innovation Award, Atlanta Short Film Festival, USA You Be Mother

1995    Arts Council Award for Mirrored Measure

1994    London Production Fund and Carlton Television Award for Backcomb

1992    Arts Council Award for Milk and Glass

1991      Best Experimental Film Award, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany You Be Mother

1990    Julian Sullivan Award (Awarded from the Slade) and Hull Time Based Arts Award for You Be Mother



LUX London

BFI Archive


Programme curator

2007    The Subjective Camera series, Greenwich Picture House, London

2003    The Subjective Camera, LUX, London



LUX, Canyon Cinema (California), Light Cone (France)