Mirrored Measure, 1996

1996, 16mm, b&w, sound, 10min

Mirrored Measure features two women separated by a generation. The older woman ceremoniously lays a table – she repeatedly spreads a cloth and smoothes it out. The table is set and glasses and jug filled with water. A balanced and controlled ritual follows in which the jug is passed round and water is repeatedly sipped. Water becomes the lens through which we see and the medium through which the protagonists connect. The sense of connectivity is abruptly severed when the first glass tumbles.

Directed and Produced:
Sarah Pucill
Arts Council England
Camera, Edit Assistance:
Kate Stephens
Camera, Edit & Sound:
Sarah Pucil
Jane Pucill and Kate Stephens
Pandemonium Moving Image Art Festival, ICA, London
Melbourne International Film Festival
European  Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Netherlands
Brisbane International Film Festival
Feminale, Cologne, Germany
London Electronic Arts Film and Video Open, Toynbee Hall, London
Screening curated by Sandra Lahire, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Acquired by BSB TV Australia
Lux, London (retrospective)
Tate Britain, curated by Gary Thomas (retrospective)
Lux DNET Festival of Electronic & Digital Art (retrospective)
291 Gallery, London, curated by Lisa Jensen (retrospective)
Greenwich Picture House, London (retrospective)
The Millennium Film Workshop, New York (retrospective)>
The Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne (retrospective)
Anthology Film Archives, New York (retrospective)
Pleasure Dome, Toronto (retrospective)
AIR Gallery, New York (retrospective)
BFI Southbank, London (retrospective)
Arsenale Institute for Film and Video Art

2010     ‘Female Presence and the act of seeing: The haptic gaze in the films of Sarah Pucill’ by Gloria Morano, La Furia Umana No 5.2010
2016     Mattuschka and Pucill: These Films Cannot Be Proved’ by Caroline Koebel, OEI No 69-70: On Film 2016