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30th Sep 2021

Berlin: Masterclass and Screening

Sept 2nd

Sept 3rd Day 3

The Museum of Photography Berlin 1-3 September

Pop Up Photofilm Event on 1- 3 September, 2021

Organised by Katja Pratschka, Guzstav Hamos, Thomas Todd.

The Masterclass Event also includes presentations byKatja Pratschka, Guzstav Hamos, Miranda Pennel.


Presentations by Sarah Pucill  on work work will be split into two sessions:

On 2 September 4.30pm, where she will show clips of her short films as it relates to the ‘photo into film’ discussion.

On 3 September 4.30 she will discuss her films that re stage photographs by Claude Cahun in Magic Mirror and Confessions to the Mirror.

LInk to Recorded Presentations on Sept 2nd and Sept 3rd:

Day 2
Day 3







30th Sep 2021

Into the Mothlight podcast

“Into the Mothlight” Podcast interview with and produced by Jason Moyes

on my 16mm films over 3 decades, in light of the the recent publication of the LUX Blu Ray of Confessions to the Mirror.

To be made live September 2021




8th Jul 2021


at Kunstenfestivaldesarts 5-8 July 2021

Theatre Production L’AVENTURE INVISIBLE Written and directed by Marcus Lindeen

Research for the script included interviews with Sarah Pucill regarding her  films on Claude Cahun.

Clips from Magic Mirror and Confessions to the Mirror are projected in the theatre.


3rd Jun 2021

The Invisible Journey – theatre production by Marcus Lindeen


at Comédie de Caen 1-3 June 2021

Theatre performance by Marcus Lindeen

Research for the script included interviews with Sarah Pucill

about her films on the artist Claude Cahun. 

Clips from Magic Mirror and Confessions to the Mirror

are projected on the stage.

30th May 2021

Bodies and Boundaries, Cinenova Event

‘Bodies and Boundaries’, curated by Eliza Brady

12Noon 31 May- 1 June 2021

Featuring films by Roz Mortimer, Vicky Smith, Jayne Parker, Sarah Pucill, Robina Rose, Linda Flint, Hildur Gladwin and Jane Harris

Bodies and Boundaries is a two day online screening event curated by Eliza Brady. Bodies and Boundaries is a two day online screening event in collaboration with feminist film distribution company Cinenova. Six films from the Cinenova archives will be shown, each linked by their investigatory considerations of female bodily autonomy and the lack thereof.

Six films from the Cinenova collection will be shown, each linked by their investigatory considerations of womans’ bodily autonomy or the lack thereof.

You Be Mother Screening and Recorded Audio Interview
28th May 2021

Eruption, rupture, suture and disruption.

“Eruption, rupture, suture and disruption”

A text by Sarah Pucill on two films by Sandra Lahire,  “Arrows “(1984) and “Night dances” (1995).

to be published in a ‘Cahier’ booklet to accompany a screening at Courtisane Film Festival April/May 2021.

Edited by Maria Palacios Cruz and Charlotte Proctor




9th May 2021

Forey-Forest Feelings – CFMDC Toronto

Screening of You Be Mother (Pucill, 16mm, 7min, 1990)

Online at Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Toronto.

as part of Oliver Husain’s programme Foyer-Forest Feelings.

The film will be screened live on a stage whilst a new live sound-track will be performed by Victoria Cheong aka New Chance.


The live performance will be postponed until May 9th at 7pm. If the restrictions are lifted at the May 6th announcement, it will go forward as planned with the live performance at TMAC on May 8th. If the lockdown continues, it will be moved to a Plan B with a pre recorded video of the projections at TMAC, with Oliver and his collaborator Victoria live streaming from their home.

19th Mar 2021

Launch Event Blu Ray DVD of Confessions to the Mirror

Blu Ray publication of Confessions to the Mirror publication by LUX

Launch Screening Event Chaired by LUX:  


Short Introduction from Laura Guy, Maxa Zoller and Sarah Pucill

Screening of Confessions to the Mirror (16mm, 2016, 68mins)

Q+A + Discussion with Maxa Zoller and Laura Guy and Sarah Pucill

Accompanied by Leaflet with essays:

Maxa Zoller “MIrror Tricks the Magic of Objects”

Laura Guy “Doubling Images; Troubling Objects”


17th Jan 2021

Cobra Museum of Art- Staged Exhibition of Confessions to the Mirror

Under The Skin.    Exhibition curated by Julia Steenhuisen

at Cobra Museum of Art,  Amstelveen, The Netherlands

15 October 2020 – 17 January 2021

Confessions to the Mirror  staged as an exhibit alongside photographs by Claude Cahun.



8th Jan 2021

Screening You Be Mother

You Be Mother

Screening Online over 3 days of

You be Mother (16mm, 7min, 1990) at:

The – Paris

curated by Alessandra Chiericato

8th, 9th and 10th January 2021




13th Dec 2020

IQMF X Cobra Museum: a film and conversation on identity, queer culture and Claude Cahun.

The International Queer and Migrant Festival from Amsterdam

One Day Event at Schouwburg Amstelveen in partnership with the Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen as part of the “Under My Skin” exhibition on Claude Cahun that is showing “Confessions to the Mirror” (Pucill, col16mm, 2016) by Sarah Pucill.

At 4pm on 13 December, the event will start with a screening of Magic Mirror (Pucill, bw16mm, 2013).  The panel discussion with influential figures in the realms of gender, identity, feminism and surrealism will include; the writer and philosopher Simon(e) van Saarlos, the associate professor from the Department of Media & Culture Sudeep Dasgupta, the artist and filmmaker Sarah Pucill herself (online), and it will be moderated by the Dutch art director and fashion journalist Aynouk Tan.




14th Oct 2020

The Invisible Journey – theatre production by Marcus Lindeen

Clips from Magic Mirror and Confessions to the Mirror will be shown in the play The Invisible Journey (2020), (Cahun’s  text (1930) , written and directed by Marcus Lindeen.

The play is based on three living people whose life or work; a neuro-scientist, an artist and a patient, draws upon contemporary debates around identity.   “The Artist” in the play is based on interviews with Sarah Pucill ,  “The Scientist”, with the brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor,  and “The Patient”, with Jérōme Hamon.


Theatre de Gennevilliers, Paris: 10-14 October  2020, then at

Comedie de Caen, Normandie : 3-6 November 2020.





1st Sep 2020

Transcript of Presentation and Interview with Katja Pratschke and Gustav Hamos

Transcript of Presentation and Interview with K Pratschke and G Hamos:

“The process of making and the intermedial in the tableaux vivants in Magic Mirror (2013) and Confessions To The Mirror (2016)”, in Photo-Film: Sampling The Archives Conference Papers, Ed Katja Pratschke and Gustave Hamos, Thomas Tod.  To be published Spring 2020.



16th May 2020

Jersey Premiere Confessions to the Mirror Screening

CTTMCatwalkJersey Premiere Screening of Confessions to the Mirror

as part of the 75 year Celebration of the Liberation of Jersey.

As part of Jersey Film Festival, Jersey Arts Centre

The  screening will be introduced with a presentation by the filmmaker.



16th Feb 2020

Televised documentary

Interview with extracts from Magic Mirror and Confessions to the Mirror  in the documentary ‘Masquerades and Games- The Female Artists of Surrealism”, for the German public broadcaster ZDF in cooperation with the French/German public broadcaster ARTE.  The film is directed by Maria Tappeiner.

The focus is on my work with Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore in Magic Mirror  and Confessions to the Mirror.  The documentary includes  Lee Miller, Leonor Fini, Leonora Carrington,  and Meret Oppenheim.

Televised date in France and Germany is 16 February.



7th Feb 2020

Ottawa Municipal Art Gallery

Staging of a film installation of the Garden Self Portraits, 2019 from Confessions to the Mirror (Pucill,  16mm, 68min, 2016). the touring exhibition “Face à Claude Cahun et Marcel Moore”,  Curated by Michelle Gewurtz.

Exhibition of 6 Artists; Cara Tierney, Dayna Danger, Laura Taler, Mark Clintberg, Sarah Pucill et Zanele Muholi.

and photographs by Claude Cahun

12 September 2019- 7 February 2020





30th Jan 2020

Artists’ Moving Image in Britain Since 1989

I was a selected artist to be included with an interview( that became a statement) and images in the forthcoming publication: Artists’ Moving Image in Britain Since 1989, that The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Yale University Press are publishing.

Edited by Erika Balsom, Sarah Perks, and Lucy Reynolds

Publication Date 10 September 2019.  Launch screening January 2020.



31st Dec 2019

Delerius Rthyme, film programme of Backcomb (16mm, 7 Min, 1995) in Touring rural areas in Ireland in 2019 Curated by Vivienne Dick

Funded by Arts Council Ireland



28th Nov 2019

Ottawa Art Gallery Screening: Confessions to the Mirror

Screening of Confessions to the Mirror (16mm, 68min, 206) with a presentation by the filmmaker on both the film and the film installation concurrently in the gallery.

To take place in the cinema space at Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa. It is part of events running alongside the exhibition: Face à Claude Cahun et Marcel Moore, curated  by Michelle Gewurtz (12 October 2019- 7 February 2020..



16th Nov 2019

Two Decades of Dyke Shorts from the British Underground 1980s 90s.

Curated by  Club des Femmes in celebration of T40th Anniversary of Circles/Cinenova.
Hosted by Fringe!  at the  pop up festival venue  Stoke Newington Town Hall  on Saturday 16th November from 1.30pm.
11th Jul 2019

G! Go Go! Women in Experimental Animation

Screening of films including

Backcomb (16mm, 7min, 1995)

curated by Vicky Smith for BEEF, Bristol, The Cube Cinema, Dove St.



29th Jun 2019

Screening: Phantom Rhapsody

Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power

Screening of films at University of Queensland, Australia

as part of Queensland Film Festival, curated by John Edmond

12th Apr 2019

Dortmund International Women’s Film Festival

Official Selection

Confessions to the Mirror (16mm, 68min, 2016)


13th Feb 2019

Expanded Animation Conference

University of Creative Arts

“Expanded Animation” Conference

Organised by Nicky Hamlyn and Vicky Smith

24th Nov 2018

Screening of Mirrored Measure (16mm, bw, 1996)

Auditorium, Jeu de Paume, Paris

Film Screening event

6th Oct 2018

Screening at Ravensbourne University, London

Screening of Taking My Skin (16mm, bw, 35min, 206) with Presentation and Discussion

as part of the FTN Day Conference on Intimacy.  The network is a research group of artists, filmmakers and writers who explore space, place and the family in photography and moving image.



15th Sep 2018

Screening of Confessions to the Mirror

Confessions to the Mirror (16mm, col, 68min,  2013) selected for

Pugnent FIlm Festival Series


Athens, Greece

1st Sep 2018

Publication of chapter, “Coming to Life and Intermediality in the tableaux vivants in  Magic Mirror  and Confessions To The Mirror “by Sarah Pucill.

In Experimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image Series: Experimental and Expanded Animation, Editors, Nicky Hamlyn, Vicky Smith, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Conference in relation to the book, “Experimental Film and Expanded Animation” at University of Creative Arts,  13 February 2019



25th Jun 2018

Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore International Conference

Presentation of the diptych of films Magic Mirror (75min, 2013) and Confessions to the Mirror (68min, 2016)

International Symposium at  CNRS Site Pouchet, Paris

25+26 June

Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore at the crossroad of the Approaches and Subjects:  An intercontinental dialogue. 

22nd May 2018

Confessions To The Mirror screening + Q+A with Maria Walsh and Filmmaker

Screening of Confessions To The Mirror (16mm, col, 68min, 2016)

Q+A with the filmmaker  and Invited Speaker Art Historian Maria Walsh

6.30pm,  Bloomsbury Studio, UCL, London WC1H OAH

A UCL Art Museum Event


12th Apr 2018

Bagdam Film Festival

Screening of Confessions to the Mirror (16mm, col, 68min, 2016)

Poster is a still from Confessions to the Mirror (Pucill)

Bagdam Lesbian Film Festival, Toulouse, France


7th Mar 2018

Lethaby Gallery, Central St Martins,

Lunchtime Talk between Sarah Pucill and  Çağlar Tahiroğlu as part of the “Temporalities” Exhibition which will be in the gallery  20 February – 25 March 2018.

The focus of the discussion is on the films of Sandra Lahire, in particular Lahire’s film Arrows (1984).



4th Mar 2018

Threesome and 3×3

Group exhibition:

New Art Projects 11 Jan to 4 March 2018

6D Sheep Lane, London, E8 4QS

Threesome, Exhibition of women painters and

3×3, Exhibition of nine photographers, curated by Anna McNay 

Exploring the lesbian gaze and gesture

Wallpaper Review

Studio International Review



20th Feb 2018

Confessions To The Mirror Screening

BEEF Bristol Experimental Film No2

at Cube Microplex Cinema 7pm

Dove Street South
[off top-left of King Square]

Screening  and Q+A with filmmaker

Confessions To The Mirror (2016, 68min)

Phantom Rhapsody (16mm, bw, 20min, 2010)





11th Jan 2018

THREESOME 3 x 3 at New Art Projects

THREESOME   An Exhibition of three women painters and

3 X 3  An Exhibition of nine women photographers curated by Anna McNay

Thursday 11 Jan 2018 – Sunday 4 March 2018

New Art Projects, 6D Sheep Lane, London E8 4QS


Roxana Hals     Sarah Jane Moon    Sadie Lee

Emil Bendixen    Imogen Crew    Lisa Gornick    Liz Helman    Rachael House    Marta Kochanek    Bronac McNeill    The Naked Artist Suzie Pindar    Sarah Pucill    Ursula Martinez



22nd Dec 2017


“Portrait” curated by Henrik Georg Fredberg

You Be Mother exhibited in public spaces in Gävleborg, Uppsala and Dalarna,  Sweden

with Adam Magyar(US), Margaret Tait(UK), Marcin Bortkiewicz(PL) and Andy Warhol(US). ​



10th Dec 2017

Blind Light Screening San Francisco

Screening of Blind Light (16mm col, 21min, 2007)Blind Light

as part of  LightField 7-10 December

The Lab – 2948 16th Street, SF, CA

18th Nov 2017

Photofilm: Sampling the Archiv, Budapest

Screening of Confessions To The Mirror + Magic Mirror, Cinema Cirko Gejzir

60 min Presentation of the Cahun diptych of films including clips from Magic Mirror and Confessions To The Mirror as part of

The Film Series and Conference:  PHOTOFILM: SAMPLING THE ARCHIV.


At GUGA (Center of Architecture, a venue that is in opposition to the hungarian government), in co-operation with the Metropolitcan University, Budapest, Hungary

Organised by Katja Pratschke and Thomas Tode



25th Oct 2017

Screening at City46, Bremen, Germany

Screening of Fall In Frame (16mm, col, 18min, 2009)

City 46, Bremen, Germany


24th Oct 2017

Honorable Mention: Experimental Film Forum

Confessions To The Mirror (16mm col, 68min, 2016)

was awarded an Honourable Mention at

Experimental Film Forum, LA

10th Oct 2017

Backcomb in curated programme by Vivienne Dick

Irish Film Institute, Dublin

Screening of short films curated by Vivienne Dick

Backcomb, 16mm (digital file) 7min, 1995


27th Sep 2017

‘The Artist Studio’ Programme of films, Vancouvre

Blind Light 9

Screening of Blind Light (16mm, 21min, 2007)


curated by Michele Smith

DIM Cinema, The Cinemateque, Vancouver,




23rd Sep 2017

In Your Face

In Your Face: Queer Artists Versions Of Themselves”

At Salisbury Art Centre,

Exhibition: 23 September to 4 November 2017

Curated by artist Sadie Lee



19th Sep 2017

Early Monthly Segments, Toronto

Gladstone Art Bar Evening Screening of 16mm films:

Early Monthly Segments

Milk and Glass 10min (1993)

Swollen Stigma 21min (1998)

Stages Of Mourning 17min (2004)

Guest Curator:  Carley Whitfield


20th Aug 2017

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Staging of the film Phantom Rhapsody, 16mm, b/w, 17min, 2010}

Invited to exhibit Phantom Rhapsody in the first ever staging of artist film works.  Other film artist was Isaac Julien.

Summer Exhibition, 13 June to 20 August




6th Aug 2017


Sunday 6 August at 2pm


2PM   Magic Mirror (2013) and 3.15pm Confessions To The Mirror ( 2016)

As part of ‘Dreamers Awake’ – a group show that brings together over 100 works by women artists from the 1930s to the present day; including Lenora Carrington, Eileen Agar, Maya Deren and Claude Cahun.


22nd Jul 2017

Obsessive Underground Film Festival

Obsessive Underground Film Festival

Official Selection:

Confessions To The Mirror

18th Jun 2017

Screening at Cinematek, Oslo

17th Mar 2017

National Portrait Gallery, Confessions To The Mirror

National Portrait Gallery

Screening of Confessions To The Mirror

Q+A  with Sadie Lee and filmmaker

17 March, 6.30pm

as part of the Claude Cahun and Gillian Wearing Exhibition


16th Mar 2017

Creteil International Women’s Film Festival

PROGRAMME-FFF-2017-double_page-2Maison des Arts – Place Salvador Allende,    F – 94000 Creteil, Paris

Screening, Thursday 16  March
Selected for Competition “Le Prix francetv au féminin”
Confessions To The Mirror   (16mm, col, 68min, 2016)  



3rd Mar 2017

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

Confessions To The Mirror (16mm, col, 68min, 2016)

Friday 7.45pm 3 March

Scottish Premiere


28th Feb 2017

Cahun Diptych Screening at Close Up Cinema

Screening at Close Up Cinema, 97 Sclater Street, London E1 6HR

19 February

8.30pm  Confessions To The Mirror (orig 16mm col, 68min, 2016), Premiered at London Film Festival

6.30pm   Magic Mirror (org 16mm, b/w, 75min, 2013), Premiered at Tate Modern

It Is necessary to book in advance!

9th Oct 2016

London Film Festival Premiere of Confessions To The Mirror

Premiere of  Confessions To The Mirror  (16mm col, 68min)

BFI Southbank, Lecture Theatre 3,


6th Oct 2016

ArtVerona Art Fair, Verona

Milk and Glass (1993) to be exhibited as part of ArtVerona Art Fair in Venice, curated by Giulia Casalini, at Biblioteca Civica di Verona – Archivio di Videoarte del Veneto (Verona Public Library – Veneto Videoart Archive),  6 October -5  November 2016

30th Sep 2016

Cambridge University Screening and Talk

Film and the Other Arts, Intermediality, Medium Specificity, Creativity, International Research Network.

Christi Corpus College, Cambridge.

Screening of Magic Mirror and a presentation of the two feature length films  [Magic Mirror (16mm b/w, 75min, 2013), and Confessions To The Mirror (16mm, col, 68min, 2016) on the voice and photographs of Claude Cahun (1894-1954).


24th Sep 2016

Tate Modern Screenings

From Reel to Real: Women, Feminism and the London Film-makers Co-operative, Tate Modern, Starr Cinema,  23-25 September.

Screenings of

Milk and Glass (1993) in Filmic Bodies Sat 24 Sept 4.15pm

Swollen Stigma (1998) in Inside Out Sat 24 Sept 7.30pm


30th Jun 2016

‘Feminisms, Mirrors, Claude Cahun and Sarah Pucill’, Dr Sprio, MIRAJ Issue 4

30th Jun 2016
1st Jun 2016

Arts Council Funding

In production: Confessions To The Mirror

16mm colour, 70mins, will explore Claude Cahun’s final and incomplete text ‘Confessions To The Mirror’ (1954) through a re-staging of Cahun’s photographs in colour.   Completion date anticipated June 2016

1st Jun 2016

Roundtable discussion in Issue 4, 1+2 MIRAJ

Experimental FIlm and Feminism Round Table discussion, to be published in 4.1 issue of MIRAJ (Moving Image Review + Art Journal)  with Nina Danino, Alia Syed, Jean Matthee, and Ruth Novaczek, chaired by Maria Palacios.

12th Mar 2016

Spring Psychoanalytic Poetry Festival

Screening of You Be Mother (16mm, 7min, 1990)

12 March The Freud Museum, London

31st Dec 2015

Visiona Film Festival, Huesca, Spain

Screening of ‘Stages Of Mourning’ (17min, 16mm, 20014)

Curated by Family Ties Network

17th Nov 2015

Swollen Stigma (20min, 16mm, 1988) screening at SQIFF




Screening atThe Glad Cafe, Glasgow

Part of Scottish Queer International Film Festival, ‘Queer Women in Love, part of BFI LOVE

Screening of Swollen Stigma with ‘The Wedding Song’

8th Nov 2015

To Film at all Costs- Documentary FIlm Festival, Brussels

Festival Filmer a tout prix.  Screening of ‘You Be Mother’ (16mm, 7min, 1990)


1st Nov 2015

Scottish Queer International Film Festival

Screening of  ‘Swollen Stigma’ (20min, 16mm, 1998)

Curated by Helen Wright, Glasgow Film Theatre

16th Oct 2015

Magic Mirror’ Screening with discussionat Birkbeck Institue for the Moving Image

Part of the series Self-Representation in Visual Culture:

Screening of Magic Mirror  (75min, 2013, Pucill) with Cindy the Doll is mine by Bertrand Bonello,  as part of the Birkbeck Institute For the Moving Image Research Seminar Series.

Sarah Pucill will be in discussion with Laura Mulvey regarding her film.  The evening will be convened by Muriel Temple.

Birkbeck Institute, 43 Gordon Square, London


8th Oct 2015

Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

Staged exhibition of ‘Magic Mirror’ (75min, 16mm, 2013)  in ‘Radical Gestures: Uncanny Feminism’, curated by Bae Myung Ji

8 October – 5 December

6th Oct 2015

‘Magic Mirror, Ecoles des beaux arts de Nantes

Screening of Magic  Mirror (2013)

Ecoles des beaux arts de Nantes

curated by Marion Chaigne


2nd Oct 2015

Queering Love, Queering Hormones

‘   First Floor, 316-318 Bethnal Green Road,  London,  E2 OAG

 Film Screening:    Queering Love, Queering Hormones 

‘Fuses’  (Carolee Schneeman, 1965),  ‘Pregnancy’,  (Dr Micha Cardenas, 2014), ‘Milk and Glass’, (Sarah Pucill, 1993),  ‘Operation Invert’ (Tara Mateik, 200),  ‘Sobbingspittingscratching’, (Vicky Smith, 2014)

23rd Jul 2015

Screening of Magic Mirror in St Brelades Church Hall, Jersey

Screening of Magic Mirror at St Brelade’s Church Hall, Jersey.


Organised by Liberate Group, the evening will start at St Brelades Church, followed by a visit to Claude Cahun’s garden.  The film will be screened at 8pm and will be followed by a Q+A with Vic Tanner Davy (from Liberate Group and founder of Trans* Jersey (supporting the LGBTQ communities across the Channel Islands) and the filmmaker.

22nd Jul 2015

Attaque le visible Projection No1

Projection of films by Sarah Pucill

Swollen Stigma (1998), 21min,

Phantom Rhapsody (2010), 19min

The first of Experimental Film cycle ‘Attaque le visible, curated by Katja Gorska

Courtesy of Sarah Pucill and LUX, London

1st Jun 2015

Review of ‘Magic Mirror: Claude Cahun and Sarah Pucill at The Nunnery Gallery

Review by Mark Harris in Art Montly, June Issue No 387.



29th Apr 2015

Magic Mirror: Helena Reckitt in Conversation with Sarah Pucill

Join us at the Nunnery Gallery for an in conversation with curator and critic Helena Reckitt and artist filmmaker Sarah Pucill.

Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

28th Apr 2015

Review of ‘Magic Mirror: Claude Cahun and Sarah Pucill at The Nunnery Gallery

Review by Frances Morgan in Sight and Sound

18th Apr 2015
17th Apr 2015

The Nunnery Gallery, London

9 April – 14 June

Staging of Magic Mirror

With photographs by Claude Cahun and the filmmaker

25th Mar 2015

Staging of Magic Mirror in A Life Defiant: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore

Jersey Museum and Art Gallery – staging of Magic Mirror in

‘A Life Defiant’ Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore

Jersey Museum and Art Gallery, Jersey, Channel Islands


24th Jan 2015

Ariadne’s Pylogenetic Shoelace

Exhibition of You Be Mother (1990) and Milk and Glass (1993) in group show
curated by Ryan Siegan Smith and Ayaka Okutsu
24-30 January

10th Dec 2014

ENSBA Paris, Magic Mirror Screening

Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Screening and Q+A with the filmmaker

Q+A with filmmaker



3rd Dec 2014

LUX DVD Launch

Screening of Magic Mirror

JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET

Q+A with filmmaker and Helena Reckitt

Launch of LUX DVD of Magic Mirror (with commissioned essays by Helena Reckitt and Sarah Ibrahim)

9th Nov 2014

Pink Screens Film Festival, Brussels

Screening of Magic Mirror

Q+A with filmmaker

12th Oct 2014

Chantal Akerman Day

Presentation and screening of Fall In Frame (16mm, col, 19min  2009)

Organised by A Nos Amours

11am – 5pm JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London


30th Sep 2014

Photomonitor Interview


Interview with Anna McNay May 2014

On my photography and Magic Mirror


30th Sep 2014

Diva Magazine

July 2014

Feature by Anna McNay

31st Aug 2014

Seoul International New Media Festival

Screening of Magic Mirror

International Competition

8th Jun 2014

Poetry Film at Laugharne Castle

Poetry Film, curated by Zata Kitowski

Celebrating the legacy of Dylan Thomas

Screening of You Be Mother

Laugharne Castle, Carmarthenshire, Wales



26th Apr 2014

Screening of Magic Mirror

La Cinemateque de Toulouse

Screening of Magic Mirror


9th Apr 2014

Screening of Magic Mirror

Cinemarges Film Festival,  Bordeaux

Screening of Magic Mirror

8th Apr 2014

International Film Series

Screening of Magic Mirror curated by Erin Riley-Lopez

Freedman Gallery, Albright College

Reading, PA, USA

31st Mar 2014
28th Feb 2014

Screening of Magic Mirror (16mm, b/w, 75 mins)

Screening of Magic Mirror, curated by Kim Knowles, presented by LUX

Filmhouse Edinburgh

3rd Feb 2014

Screening of Magic Mirror (16mm, b/w, 75 mins)

Dance Pavillion, Bournemouth, curated by Selina Robertson, presented by LUX
2.30pm + 7.45pm

30th Jan 2014

Whitechapel Gallery Screening and Discussion: Autobiography and the Archive

Autobiography and the Archive
‘Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed’ 27min, 2010, Miranda Pennell
‘1942 (Poznan), 1996-2002, 6min, Uriel Orlow
‘Stages Of Mourning’, 17inb, 2004, Sarah Pucill
Q+A with Miranda Pennell and Sarah Pucill
Chaired by Elisa Adami and ALessandra Ferrini (Mnemoscape)

16th Jan 2014

‘The Muse’ Panel Discussion at London Art Fair 1pm

London Art Fair
Panel discussion on ‘The Muse’
with Sue Steward and Antony Penrose
Screening of Magic Mirror tbc

16th Jan 2014

London Art Fair Screening

Screening of Magic Mirror 2.30PM
Further Screening times tbc

15th Jan 2014

Screening of Magic Mirror (16mm, b/w, 75 mins)

Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany

Part of Sie Selbst Nackt 

Curated by Christine Ruffert

Presented by LUX

8th Dec 2013

Screening of Magic Mirror (16mm, b/w, 75 mins)

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

8 December, 12.30pm.

Presented by LUX

7th Dec 2013

ICA London Magic Mirror screenings

Screening of Magic Mirror, 16mm, b/w, 75min, 2013

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

7 December, Saturday 12.30pm

Presented by LUX


23rd Nov 2013

Exhibition 23 November – March 2014

Phantom Rhapsody (16mm, b/w 19min, 2010)

Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists Film and Video in Britain 2008-2013

Tate Britain, Clore Auditorium

21st Nov 2013

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Screening of Magic Mirror (75min, 2013)

Presented by LUX

Curated by Kim Knowles

19th Nov 2013

Screening of Magic Mirror (16mm, b/w, 75 mins)

Union Theatre, Milwaukee, USA

13th Nov 2013

Screening of Magic Mirror (16mm, b/w, 75min)

Cork Film Festival, 11.30AM

Presented by LUX
Artist will present the screening

7th Nov 2013

Screening of Magic Mirror (16mm, b/w, 75 mins)

Institute Of Contemporary Arts, London,  6.45PM

Presented by LUX
Q+A with Gavin James Bower,
consecutive screening dates tbc

3rd Nov 2013

Screening of Magic Mirror (16mm, b/w, 75 mins)

Pavillion Dance, Bournemouth, curated by Selina Robertson

22nd Apr 2013

Premiere Screening of Magic Mirror

16mm, b/w, 75 mins, Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
Q + A with Filmmaker and David Campany

14th Nov 2012

Symposium Contemporary Queer Artistic Practice in the UK

Brighton Museum and Art Galleries
Organised by curators and critics of the University of Sussex

7th Nov 2012

Retrospective Screening, Experimental Cinema Week of Madrid

Curated by Cesar Ballester

28th Sep 2012

‘Two Lives’ Screening of Cast

b/w, 16mm, 17min (2000)
The Horse Hospital, curated by Selina Robertson and Sarah Wood as part of ‘Scala Beyond’

19th Jul 2012

Imagem-Contato Film Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil

You Be Mother( 1990) + Fall In Frame (2009)

23rd Jun 2012

Stages Of Mourning, Screening ICA

Programme ‘Aesthetic Queeries’ curated by Treasa OBrien, Open City Docs Festival

1st Jun 2012

Screening of Blind Light as part of the Oliver Plender exhibition

Milton Keynes Gallery
Curated by Inheritance Projects

1st Jun 2012

Interview published in Printed Matter, Spring 2012

With Lucy Reynolds on forthcoming 16mm b/w film Magic Mirror (2012)

7th Mar 2012

Conference ‘Family Ties’, University of London

Re-enactment as Cathartic Ritual in Stages Of Mourning’ (2004)

1st Jan 2012

Schwarz Gallery ‘Powerless Structures’, Group show

11th Oct 2011

Monograph screening of my films in connection with the Maya Deren Season

Curated by Elinor Cleghorn
Films: Mirrored Measure, Swollen Stigma, Cast, Fall In Frame, Phantom Rhapsody. Q+A between the filmmaker and Dr M Sprio. More details: BFI Southbank

4th Oct 2011

Group Screening with panel discussion

Regarding the influence of the filmmaker Maya Deren. Films by Jayne Parker, Daria Martin and Sarah Pucill. More details: BFI Southbank

1st Oct 2011

Leeds Independent Film Festival

‘Phantom Rhapsody’ curated by Cherry Kino

6th Sep 2011

‘Moving Image South’

Curated by Laura Kloss
Retrospective screening: Stages Of Mourning, Taking My Skin, Blind Light. Q+A with filmmaker and Dr M Sprio. HMV Curzon Cinema, Wimbledon

31st Aug 2011

The Boys Club Dalston – Film Screenings, installation and performance

‘Sisterhood is Powerful’ curated by Lucy Van De Wiel. Including work by Margarethe Van Trotta, Barbara Hammer, Joan Braderman, Sarah Pucill

1st Jul 2011

Bref Magazine Issue 98

‘A Cinema of Attractions’ by Sebastien Ronceray
Review of the Lux DVD Compilation ‘Sarah Pucill Films 1990-2010′

30th Jun 2011

Project Space Leeds Soup and Cinema

Film Screening of films including Phantom Rhapsody with Q+A PSL [Project Space Leeds], Whitehall Waterfront, 2 Riverside Way, Leeds LS1 4EH

17th Jun 2011

Edinburgh Film Festival

Screening of Phantom Rhapsody, 20min, 2010, 16mm, b+w.
3.45pm in Cinema 1

11th Jun 2011

Millennium FIlm – Personal Cinema Series

Screening of Phantom Rhapsody, Cast, Mirrored Measure, Milk and Glass All 16mm. 66 E 4th Street, New York NY 10003. More info
Those Deep Approaches (text) by Cherry Smyth for the LUX DVD Booklet. Phantom Rhapsody: Smoke, Mirrors and the Spell of Cinema (text) by Lucy Reynolds for the LUX DVD Booklet

15th Mar 2011

Retrospective screening at Image Movement to launch the LUX DVD

Details to follow.

8th Mar 2011

Double screening organised by Light Cone to coincide with the LUX DVD Launch

L’Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts. The filmmaker will be present for a discussion following the screening and at 8.30pm at the art cinema L’Action Christine.

1st Mar 2011

DVD Compilation, published by LUX

Launch Venues London, US, Canada, TBA

4th Feb 2011

Lux DVD Launch Screening at BFI Southbank

A screening of early films alongside a premiere of Phantom Rhapsody, (19min, b/w 2010) as well as a film by Maya Deren. The filmmaker will be in conversation with Lucy Reynolds who alongside Cherry Smyth and Margherita Sprio contributed an essay to the DVD booklet. Visit website for more information

22nd Jan 2011

Moving Portraits: 60 years of portraits in moving image

22 January to 27 March – De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill-on-Sea.
Curated by Jane Won and David Curtis. An exhibition of portraits made in moving image with works by Jordan Baseman, Richard Billingham, Candice Breitz, Duncan Campbell, Willie Doherty, Tracey Emin, Carl Freeman, Gilbert & George, Peter Gidal, Robert Mapplethorpe, Rebecca Marshall, Stuart Marshall, Julian Opie, Sarah Pucill, Marty St James and Ann Wilson, Georgina Starr, Guy Sherwin, Margaret Tait, Fiona Tan, Gillian Wearing, Andy Warhol, William Wegman and Sam Taylor-Wood. Visit website for more information

17th Nov 2010

Screening of Phantom Rhapsody

‘Your head dissolved into thin air’ at the Sainsbury Art Centre, Norwich, alongside films by Lucy Skaer and Ursular Mayer, selected from the LUX Collection by Ben Cook

1st Oct 2010

Screening of ‘Blind Light‘

22min, 2007, Kwadrat, Adalbertstr 20, D-10997 Berlin.
Curated by Jennifer Oellerich.

14th Sep 2010

Screening of ‘Backcomb‘

6min, 1995, Tate Modern, London.
Curated by Vivienne Dick as part of her film retrospective.

1st Sep 2010

The Theatre of Female Points of View

Swollen Stigma, Cast, Stages of Mourning, Phantom Rhapsody’ by Gloria Morano,
La Furia Umana
No 6 Read article

4th Aug 2010

Screening of Blind Light

LoBE Art, LoBe Gallery, Scherer Strasse 7, 13347 Berlin, Germany.
Curated by Olivia Reynolds.

7th Jul 2010

Interview between Margherita Sprio and Sarah Pucill

Interview on the making of ‘Phantom Rhapsody’, Sequence Magazine, Issue 1, ed Simon Payne, published by no, Read interview.

1st Jul 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 Read text

18th May 2010

Premiere Screening of Phantom Rhapsody

16mm film, 95mins
Funded by Arts Council of England as part of a retrospective Screening of Sarah Pucill’s films (on 16mm) curated by Laura Kloss. The filmmaker will be in discussion with Dr Margherita Sprio at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street EC2A 4RH

16th May 2010

‘Film Without Film’ Screening and performance of Blind Light

(16mm, 22 mins 2009) at Tate Modern curated by Maxa Zoller and Tate Modern, 11am to 12noon: Free.

21st Apr 2010

Screening and discussion of Taking My Skin and Fall In Frame

With Adriana Cerne, to be chaired by Dr Margherita Sprio
The Freud Museum, London, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SX

23rd Mar 2010

Discussion and screening of recent films by Sarah Pucill at

Curated by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler.The filmmaker will be in dialogue with Dr Margarita Sprio (University of Essex)., First Floor, 316-318 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 OAG – see website for more info

1st Oct 2009

Screening of Fall in Frame – Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal

Festival runs from 7-18th October at various venues. See website for more info

1st Sep 2009

Light Cone, Paris – Panel selection of new acquisitions, Blind Light and Fall In Frame

See Light Cone website for more info

7th Jul 2009

Sarah Pucill film retrospective – Pleasure Dome, Toronto.

Cinecyle, 129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

26th Jun 2009

Sarah Pucill Film Retrospective

Two evenings at Anthology Film Archives, Q+A with Dr Margherita Sprioover at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003

24th Jun 2009

Sarah Pucill Film Retrospective

MassArt Film Society, Massachusetts College of Art Film Department, Screening Room 1, 621 Huttington Ave, Boston MA 021115

21st Jun 2009

Sarah Pucill Film Retrospective

A retrospective of Sarah Pucill’s films as part of a joint collaboration between LA Filmforum and Echo Park Film Center at Echo Park Film Center, Alvarado Street (@ Sunset Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90026

7th Jun 2009

Sarah Pucill Film Retrospective

AIR Gallery, 111 Front Street, No228, Brooklyn, NY 11201

29th Apr 2009

Symposium ‘Circularity, narrative and aesthetic translation’

Sarah Pucill will give a presentation of her work in general with clips as part of the conference which will be followed by a screening of her new film Fall In Frame, 16mm, 18mins (Funded by the Arts Council) in the evening. At the University of Bedforshire, Park Square, Luton.

7th Nov 2008

Stepping into the Spotlight – New York Art Magazine

Nov-Dec 08 – Feature on Sarah Pucill’s films and photographs
View hardcover copy
Read article online

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Staging of the film Phantom Rhapsody, 16mm, b/w, 17min, 2010.

June 13th – August 20th