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13th Mar 2024

Musée d’Art moderne, Le Havre, France Screening of Short 16mm films

Musée d’Art moderne André Malreaux, Le Havre, France

An evening of early 16mm short films by Sarah Pucill, alongside her more recent film ‘Eye Cut’

Screening Programme:

You be Mother (7min, 1990) Best experimental film: Atlanta Short Film Festival+Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Funded Hull Time Based Arts+ Julian Sullivan Award from the Slade School of Art

Milk and Glass (10min, 1993) Best experimental film: Atlanta Short Film Festival, Funded Arts Council England

Backcomb (7min, 1995). Funded by Carlton TV and London Film Production.

Mirrored Measure (10min, 1996). Funded Arts Council of England

Eye Cut (20min, 2021). Premiere London Film Festival, Screened at Jeu de Paume, Paris 2021.  Best experimental film Toronto Women Film Festival + London New Wave Film Festival.

Still from ‘Backcomb’ 1995

 

Still from Eye Cut 2021

https://www.muma-lehavre.fr/fr/agenda?type%5B0%5D=122

 

 

 

 

 

 
24th Jan 2024

Review on ‘Garden Self Portraits’

Review in ‘Canadian Art Review ‘  2023.

by Michelle Gewurtz, Curator of  the Exhibition

Facing Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore’ 

at Ottawa Art Gallery 2019. 

 

 

 

 
19th Jan 2024

London Short Film Festival, at ICA – Milk and Glass

 

London Short Film Festival

Screening of ‘Milk and Glass’ 16mm, 10min, 1993. Arts Council Funded.

‘Milk and Glass’ Film Still 1993

 

 

 

 
28th Oct 2023

Slovenia Cinemateque

Slovenska Kinoteka – SCREENING

Screening of ‘Milk and Glass” (16mm, col, 10min, 1993)

Funded by Arts Council of Great Britain

 

‘Milk and Glass’  Film Still, 1995

 

 

 

 
25th Oct 2023
00:00

Portugal Cable TV- Screening

TV Broadcast of four films on Portugal Cable TV;  Canal180′

Video Interview Link Here:

Wednesday 4 October 10.30pm  Backcomb (16mm, 6min, 1995), London Production Fund+Carlton TV.

Wednesday 11 October 10.30pm  Milk and Glass (16mm, 10min, 1993) – Arts Council Production.

Wednesday 18 October 10.30pm  Blind Light  (16mm, 19min, 2007) – Funded: Arts + Humanities Research Board.

Wednesday 25 October 10.30pm   You be Mother  (16mm, 7min, 1990) – Funded: Hull Time Based Arts.

Scroll down to “what’s on TV section”

 

 

 

 
19th Oct 2023

Symposium- Paris- Screening

Symposium on Early Cinema and Avant Garde

Presented by LIGHTCONE – Paris

18+19 October 2023 – Université Paris Cité, amphi Turing

Screening of ‘You Be Mother’, 16mm, 7min, 1990.

Programme detaille def

 

 

 

 

 
30th Sep 2023

LUX Online Publication

In Proposal:  Publication of Online Book of by Dr Nina Danino

“Experimental Narrative Film and Women’s practices at the 

London Film-makers Co-operative” – Interviews compiled by Nina Danino

Editor and Researcher Dr Claire Holdsworth

September 2023.  To Be Published on LUX Website.

 

 

 

 
23rd Sep 2023

Review of ‘Facing Claude Cahun+Marcel Moore

Publication of a review of ‘Facing Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore’, 2019.

at Ottawa Art Gallery, Canada

in Canada Art Journal by Michelle Gewurtz, September 2023

 
10th Sep 2023

Backcomb in ‘Milk’ at The Wellcome Institute

Backcomb (16mm, col, 6min, 1995)

in   ‘Milk’

at  The  Wellcome Institute

30 March – 10 September  2023.       London

Still from Backcomb, 1995, 16mm, 6mins, London Film Production Funding (for broadcast Carlton TV).

Artist Jo Bannon  gives a beautiful audio description and comment on “BackComb” as it appears in the Exhibition.   Listen herewith:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
8th Sep 2023

Premiere of Double Exposure

Premiere of ‘Double Exposure’  at:

exf f. – days of experimental cinema frankfurt.7-10 September 2023.

on 9 September 2023 as part of the Programme: “Between Women: British  Women filmmakers in 1990s London ” 

 

“Double Exposure” film 28min, 16mm+Digital, 2000/2023

Double Exposure re-stages photographs of Pucill and her once partner, filmmaker Sandra Lahire that were made collaboratively shortly before Lahire’s death from anorexia in 2001.   Set inside an otherwise quiet studio, black and white  interior scenarios are played out with picture frames, chairs, and a dining table, whilst street sounds from outside are heard, as the filmmaker re- positions her body inside the slide projections of herself and Lahire.  These inner walls of photographs from another time, are re-lived as if in stilled time.  Still and moving merge also with out-takes from a film made soon after Lahire’s death.  Contrasting this, the start and end that bookend the film, show an open space of 16mm film that bleeds colour over a sea, sky and sun, as well as a half collapsed pier in Brighton from the 2001 fire.  In a further layer, Pucill reads lines from an academic text Lahire was writing at the time the photos were made.  Quotes from the painter Georgio de Chirico and poet Sylvia Plath’s reflect on seemingly extraneous ideas of art and love, the camera and psyche and the politics of a feminist queer body.  The linear time of the body and the vertical time of film are placed in conjunction.   Lahires piano, performance and words are very much alive, as is the strange meetings between filmmaker and Lahire over the years.

 

 

 
7th Sep 2023

exf f. – days of experimental cinema frankfurt

Still from ‘Double Exposure’, 28min, Pucill, 2023.

exf f. – days of experimental cinema frankfurt.7-10 September 2023.

 31 August – 19 September. “Between Women: British  Women filmmakers in 1990s London ”  Screening of five  programmes of experimental films  by women with a key focus on films by Sandra Lahire and Sarah Pucill.  Curated by Karola Gramman and Sarah Pucill 

The programme will be a Premiere for Pucill’s new film:

Double Exposure  digital and 16mm, 28min, 2023.

 

 

 
6th Aug 2023

Haptic Cinema and the Female Body

5,973 miles away from him: Haptic Cinema and the Female Body

To include Stages of Mourning. (16mm, 17min, 2006)

Stages Of Mourning

Curated by Seok-Young Yang, screening at Los Angeles Filmforum Sunday Aug 6.
Other films include:
Onyou Oh; Pyrotechnics (11min)
Celeste Ollivier; Father (11 min)
Jeong Yoon Ahn; I have never met you (20min)
Xiao Zhang; Tongue Film (? min)
abbi page; Wind-Up Teeth viii (4min)
 
10th Jul 2023

I’ll Be Your Mirror – Vortic Curated Exhbition

Vortic Curated –  “I’ll Be Your Mirror”     

Exhibition Online 

 

Curated by Beth Greenacre

17 April  –  9 July 2023

 

Phantom Rhapsody.  (16mm, b/w 2010)

The Impossible Realised in a Magic Mirror: Clips from Magic Mirror.  (16mm, b/w , 2013- 2023)

Artists Contributing:

Celia Paul, Camille Billops, Bex Massey, Robert Longo, Paula Rego, Alexis Hunter, Juno Calypso, Lana Lancaster, Édouard Manet, Claude Cahun.

 

Plus Photographs 

Hand Mirror Collage 1    (30″ x 24″ hand print from 6x7cm neg, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 
28th May 2023

Online Talk with The Debutante

Online Talk Event in conjunction with

The Debutante Magazine (Surrealism and Women)    7-8.15pm

Magic Mirror‘ (2013) and ‘Confessions to the Mirror‘ (2016) bring cinematic life to the photographic and written archive of the surrealist Claude Cahun. Sarah Pucill, the artist behind these kaleidoscopic films, will be speaking about the films that encompass a major survey of relationships between Cahun’s writing and photographs. Pucill will present clips from the work, and discuss the filmmaking process and influence. She describes these films as countering the subject-object method of the documentary format where the historic artistSarah Pucill: On making 'Confessions to the Mirror' and 'Magic Mirror' is categorised and defined (both factors of which run counter to the essence of Cahun’s oeuvre). Instead, Pucill’s films create a side-by-side relationship between a contemporary and historically famed artist, where Pucill dialogues with Cahun’s photos and text, thus imagining a hypothetical collaboration with the deceased artist.

After Pucill’s presentation, The Debutante editors will host a short Q&A.

 

 

 

 

 
30th Apr 2023

PodCast Intro+Q+A Juliet Jacques

MAGIC MIRROR

Two people speak on stage in front of a screen featuring a still of Magic Mirror, a black and white photo.

Rebecca del Tufo x The Lexi

Curated by Juliet Jacques and followed by a Q&A with director Sarah Pucill, hosted by Juliet Jacques

MAGIC MIRROR, screened at The Lexi, London in September 2022 combines a re-staging of the French surrealist artist Claude Cahun’s black and white photographs with selected extracts from her book Aveux non avenus (1930, Confessions Denied).

Juliet Jacques (@zinovievletter) is a writer and filmmaker based in London. She has published three books and a volume of short stories, with her fourth book, Front Lines: Trans Journalism 2007-2021, due out in July 2022.

http://www.sarahpucill.co.uk/films/magic-mirror/

Episode 3: Magic Mirror  Sep 2022

We travel back to the Lexi in London for a second screening hosted by programmer Rebecca del Tufo – this time with the filmmaker in attendance! Juliet Jacques is on hand to introduce Magic Mirror, Sarah Pucill’s first film about genderqueer artists and lovers Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, and she returns for an exhilarating deep-dive Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening. Together, Juliet and Sarah cover Cahun’s biography and artistic practice, Pucill’s experimental filmmaking practices, and theoretical questions of self, other, identity and creativity.

Transcript available in downloads section

You can listen to all three podcasts here:

T.L..C on Podbean.       T.L.C on Spotif            T.L.C on Apple                        T.L.C on Amazon

 

 

 

 
28th Mar 2023

Recording from the Danielle Arnaud Event

Recording of Presentation and Q+A with Helen de Witt and clips from both Eye Cut and preview of ‘Double Exposure’ (work in process) at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art 16 December 123 Kennington Rd, London SE11 6S

Herewith: 

LInk for the Event:

http://www.daniellearnaud.com/events/events-index.html

Discussion and film clips:

Eye Cut 16mm, col, 20min, 2021 (above)

Double Exposure, digital col+bw, ”in progress for 2023′.  23mins of a 30mins plus film still in progress.

Pucill’s work in progress re visits her film ‘Stages of Mourning’  20 years later.  The film  shows photographs taken of Pucill and her then partner, the filmmaker Sandra Lahire  that are re-staged as slide projections.

 

 

 

 

 

 
19th Mar 2023

Screening of ‘Fall In Frame’ (16mm, 20min, 2009)

‘Fall In Frame’ (16mm, 20min, 2009)

Curated by Braquage

Paris 19 March, Espace En Cours – Braquage Paris

56 rue de la Reunion, 75020 Paris

 
2nd Mar 2023

PodCast Lexi Cinema Magic Mirror Q+A with Juliet Jacques

Third Podcast: Intro and Q+A with Juliet Jacques

After screening of ‘Magic Mirror’ (75min, 2013) 12 September 2022

MAGIC MIRROR

Two people speak on stage in front of a screen featuring a still of Magic Mirror, a black and white photo.

Rebecca del Tufo x The Lexi

Curated by Juliet Jacques and followed by a Q&A with director Sarah Pucill, hosted by Juliet Jacques

MAGIC MIRROR, screened at The Lexi, London in September 2022 combines a re-staging of the French surrealist artist Claude Cahun’s black and white photographs with selected extracts from her book Aveux non avenus (1930, Confessions Denied). In Surrealist kaleidoscopic fashion, the film weaves images and words, exploring the links between Cahun’s photographs and writing and Pucill’s own films, as both artists share similar iconography and concerns.

Juliet Jacques (@zinovievletter) is a writer and filmmaker based in London. She has published three books and a volume of short stories, with her fourth book, Front Lines: Trans Journalism 2007-2021, due out in July 2022. She writes short fiction as well as journalism, essays and criticism on literature, film, art, music, politics, gender, sexuality and football. She has made two short 16mm films and directed a documentary.

http://www.sarahpucill.co.uk/films/magic-mirror/

Episode 3: Magic Mirror 

We travel back to the Lexi in London for a second screening hosted by programmer Rebecca del Tufo – this time with the filmmaker in attendance! Juliet Jacques is on hand to introduce Magic Mirror, Sarah Pucill’s first film about genderqueer artists and lovers Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, and she returns for an exhilarating deep-dive Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening. Together, Juliet and Sarah cover Cahun’s biography and artistic practice, Pucill’s experimental filmmaking practices, and theoretical questions of self, other, identity and creativity.

Transcript available in downloads section

You can listen to all three podcasts here:

T.L..C on Podbean

T.L.C on Spotify

T.L.C on Apple

T.L.C on Amazon

 
16th Dec 2022

Blind Light (16mm, 20min, 20007), Bilbao, Spain

 

Screening of Blind Light (16mm, 20min, 2007)

at Bilbao Arte Fundazioa, Bilbao, Spain

Presented by the artists Bruno Delgado Ramo who selected the film.

 

 

 
16th Dec 2022

Danielle Arnaud: Screening: Eye Cut

Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art

Screening of Eye Cut   

and a preview of a work in progress of  ‘Double Exposure’

Screenings presented by Helen de Witt  (programmer, producer, writer, teacher and Director of Experimenta, London Film Festival). 

Awarded Best Experimental Film at both Toronto Women Film Festival, 2021 and London New Wave Film Festival 2022,  Eye Cut premiered at London Film Festival 2021, and has screened at international festivals.

16 December 2022  6-8pm

123 Kennington Rd, London SE11 6SF

Eye Cut 16mm, col, 20min, 2021 (above)

 

 

Double Exposure, digital col+bw, ”in progress for 2023′.  23mins of a 30mins plus film still in progress.

Pucill’s work in progress re visits her film ‘Stages of Mourning’  20 years later.  The filmmaker re-stages photographs taken of herself and the filmmaker Sandra Lahire as slide projections.

 

 

 

 

 
9th Dec 2022

Family Ties Network: Presentation of Work in Progress

Family Ties Network Research Event

University of the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey

To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the Family Ties Network (FTN), a research group of artists, filmmakers and writers who explore memory, space, place and the family in photography and moving image. This is held in association with the group exhibition ‘Family and Other Ties’ featuring works by the seven artists on show in the Foyer Gallery from 27th October – 9th December 2022.

Presentation by Sarah Pucill 

Sarah is currently working on a film that re visits through re-staging earlier photographs made 20 years ago with her late partner, the filmmaker Sandra Lahire, through performance with slide projection.  The new work will explore the possibilities of photo film as an intermedial form that crosses and interlaces authorships, time, and perceptions of the living collaboration with an artist no longer here.  This film includes out-takes from her earlier celluloid film Stages of Mourning (2004).  http://www.sarahpucill.co.uk

 

 

 

 
6th Dec 2022

Screening of Milk and Glass (1993)

THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS
(WAKING DREAMERS)

Tuesday 06 December 2022 at 20:30

at Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Organised by LightCone as a ‘Scatch Projection’ screening 2022

Guest program by the organization Monoquini (Bordeaux) on the occasion of its 20th anniversary
Presented by Bertrand Grimault
Scratch, scratch. A hand scratches an epidermis grazed by a shiver. An unidentifiable creature passed through here, lost in the middle of a varied bestiary. Over the course of 75 minutes, other sensitive surfaces will be rubbed, penetrated, dissected, scattered. Small colored squares of transparent pellicle will be assembled in a mosaic whose pieces will not necessarily fit together but whose patterns will seem to compose a secret order. The absurd logic of dreams, proceeding by association of ideas and images, will preside over this exquisite corpus.
MILK AND GLASS
de Sarah PUCILL
1993
 
2nd Dec 2022

Design Museum Talk

Discussion on Women and Surrealism with the art historian Alyce Mahon

An ‘After Hours’ evening Event  at the Design Museum to explore the legacies of Surrealism.

As part of the exhibition ‘Objects of Desire’.

 

 

 
21st Oct 2022

Screening of Magic Miror

Cinéma Café des images, Hérouville Saint-Clair, France

Programming structure: Café des images

Screening of Magic Mirror (16mm, bw, 2013, 75min)

Partie essai, film de partie poème, Magic Mirror traduit la vigueur surprenante de l’œuvre de Claude Cahun dans une série de chorégraphies Vivantes Tableaux. Re-mise en scène des photographies en noir et blanc de l’surréalistes français avec des extraits choisis de son livre Aveux non avenus (Confessions Denied), le film explore les liens entre les photos et les écrits de Cahun.

 
16th Oct 2022

National Gallery of Art- Magic Mirror

Screening of Magic Mirror at National Gallery of Art, Washington

16 October 2022

In a Programme of films and exhibition ‘Dark Mirror: The Double in cinema’.

 

 

 
14th Oct 2022

Paris Screening of Magic Mirror (16mm, bw, 75min, 2013)

Screening of Magic Mirror  

Paris 14 October, Espace En Cours – Braquage Paris

56 rue de la Reunion, 75020 Paris

Followed by a conversation between the filmmaker and Sébastien Ronceray

Organised by Sébastien Ronceray, Braquage.

 

 

 

 
6th Oct 2022

L’Aventure Invisible. Touring theatre production 2021-22

Film projections from Magic Mirror and Confessions to the Mirror

to appear in:   L’AVENTURE INVISIBLE by Marcus Lindeen.   6-16 October 2022

at Theatre de Gennevilliers, Paris in the program of festival d’automne.

The play premiered in French with the title L’Aventure Invisible at T2G Théâtre de Gennevilliers in Paris as part of Festival d’Automne in October 2020. It is based on interviews with three people: An American brain scientist who experienced a stroke and was able to study the collapse of her own brain from the inside. At the age of 37, she lost all her memories and was forced to re-invent her whole personality from scratch. A bookseller from Paris, was born with a genetic disease that made his face deformed. Through experimental surgery, he was able to receive the world’s first full facial transplantation.And an experimental filmmaker became obsessed with the mysterious photography of iconic queer artist Claude Cahún. Through elaborate cinematic reconstructions of Cahún’s photos, the filmmaker opens up a portal to the past.

The invisible adventure is partly based on interviews with brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor, facial transplantation patient Jérôme Hamon and artist Sarah Pucill.
TOUR DATES:  2021-2022
Festival d’Automne de Paris, France
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Belgium
Schaubühne – FIND Festival, Berlin, Germany

Touring:  Wiener Festwoche, Vienna, Austria,  Piccolo Teatro in Milan, Italy, Teatro di India in Rome, Italy, Festival, Act’Oral, Marseilles, France, Comédie de Caen in Normandie, France

 

 

 
25th Sep 2022

Magic Mirror – Marseille

Screening of Magic Mirror   25 September

3, impasse Montévidéo – 13006 Marseille, France

Curated by Sebastién Ronceray (Braquage, Paris), who curated the event to coincide with the concurrent theatre play by Marcus Lindeen, ‘Inivisble Journey’, which includes film projections from ‘Magic Mirror’ and ‘Confessions to the Mirror’.

The screening will be followed by a conversation between the filmmaker,  Sebastién  Ronceray and Marcus Lindeen.

 

 

 

 

 
12th Sep 2022

Magic Mirror – Lexi Cinema

Screening of Magic Mirror – rescheduled due to weather

12 September at The Lexi Cinema, Kensal Rise, London

As part of a trans-led film strand.

Programmed by Rebecca Del Tufo

Juliet Jacques who selected the film will be  present at the

screening for a Q+A with the filmmaker.

 

 

 

 
28th Aug 2022

Exhibition ‘Under the Skin’

 

Confessions to the Mirror (68min, 2016)

Staged at Kunsthal Museum Gallery, Rotterdam

“Under the Skin” an exhibition of photographs by Claude Cahun

21 May – 28 August 2022

This is a touring exhibition that was exhibited at  Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands Spring 2021, curated by Julia Steenuisen and is due to tour to Brandts Gallery Museum, Denmark 2023.

 

 

 

 
7th Aug 2022

‘UnderExposed’ Programme of lesbian films-Cyprus

Screening of ‘Stages of Mourning’ (16mm, 20min, 2004)

Films by Queer Women 

7 August:  20:30 – 22:00  At:  Evagoras Lanitis Centre (1st floor),  Cyprus (South)

Screening: Contemporary short films
A compilation of contemporary short films ranging from video art to performance for camera and animation, by international artists exploring the intricacies of lesbian desire and identity and the politics of the queer body.

Curated by Natalia Damigou-Papoti and Diana Georgiou

Stages Of Mourning

 

 

 
31st Jul 2022

Eye Cut Festivals July

Rotterdam International Film Festival 

Semi Finalist – Official Selection July 2022

 

New Jersey International FIlm Festival

Semi Finalist – Official Selection July 2022

 

 

 

 
10th Jul 2022

Electric Muses – Edinburgh

You Be Mother

You Be Mother  (16mm, 7min, 1990)  will be screened in the programme:

‘Electric Muses’  at  Leith Theatre, Edinburgh – 8-10 July 2022

Event by Cinetopia, showing Feminist Surrealist Film.

The evening will showcase feminist surrealist films alongside female musicians working with electronic music as part of their practice.

The screening follows on from the Electric Muses event Cinetopia organised in 2020 which included a film by Sarah Pucill    

 

 

 

 
26th Jun 2022
00:00

Currents New Media Festival 2022 `- Santa Fe

EyeCut (20min, 16mm, 2021)

Official Selection:    New Currents 2022

Media Art Festival, Santa Fe.      June 14-26 

The Centre for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe

1050, Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM, US

 

 

 

 

 
22nd Jun 2022
00:00

Screening of Cast (16mm, 20min, 2000)

Screening of Cast (16mm, 20min, 2000). at:

Spectacle Theater, 124 S 3 St. Brooklyn, NY

Wed Eve 22 June

A collection of films, in the spirit of Todd Haynes’ underground classic Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (which had its premiere at the Millennium Film Workshop in 1987!), that use the imagery of dolls, dollhouses and doll ephemera to satirize our plastic existences. These films run the tonal gamut from irreverent to poetic to disturbing — sometimes all in the same breath.

THE (UNCANNY) VALLEY OF THE DOLLS is part of MEANS OF PRODUCTION: NEW ARTISTS’ CINEMA presented by MILLENNIUM FILM WORKSHOP

 

 

 
31st May 2022

London New Wave Film Festival – Award

 
21st May 2022

Milk and Glass – Taiwan Contemporary Cultural Lab

Milk and Glass (16mm, 1993)

in Bâk-Nih Audiovisuel Lab Ltd

at Taiwan Contemporary Cultural Lab –
Taipai City, Taiwan

Milk And Glass

 

 
2nd May 2022

You be Mother – Associacao Cultural, Lisbon

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

in the programme: IndieLisboa

at: Associação Cultural

Lisbon, Portugal

You Be Mother

 

 

 
30th Apr 2022

Toronto International Women Film Festival

Toronto International Women Film Festival 2022

Toronto Film Magazine:

 

 

 

 
30th Apr 2022

Berlin International Art Film Festival April 2022

Berlin International Art Film Festiva. – April 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 
14th Apr 2022

Eye Cut at Montreal Int Film Festival

Official Selection:

 
29th Mar 2022

Welcome Institute, London

Installation of Backcomb (16mm, col, 6min, 1995)

in “MIlk” Exhibition 29 March – 10 September

at Welcome Institute, London

 

 
28th Mar 2022

Paris Short Film Festival

Paris Short Film Festival

12-28  March  2022

Official Selection:  Eye Cut

 

 
27th Mar 2022

Oslo KunstnernesHus – Screening of ‘Magic Mirror’

27 March 2022

Curated by Greg Pope as part of the Dream That Kicks Screening Series

The film slowly evolves with precision and tension, the splitting of identity appears as a double which persists throughout; superimposition, shadow, imprints in sand, reflections in water, mirror and distorting glass. Three characters swapping identities between gender, age and the inanimate. Voices separate: different voices, which at times overlap, and at times are in conversation; these are extracts from Cahun’s book Aveux Non Avenus (Confessions Cut Off).

From act to act, each self-contained drama proceeds like series of Noh theatre pieces, the total effect is less that of a present action than of a simile or metaphor made visual, the full comprehension of which stays just out of reach.

The images and words remain echoing, reflecting and refracting in the mind long after the film has finished.

(Text by Greg Pope)

 
15th Feb 2022
00:00

Frankfurt Screening of Confessions to the Mirror

 RESCHEDULED FOR 2022 at Mal Seh’n Kino, Frankfurt,    
Curated by Karolla Gramann

 

 

 

 
15th Feb 2022

Toronto International Women Film Festival

 
31st Dec 2021

Berlin: Masterclass and Screening

New RECORDINGS OF MASTERCLASS PRESENTATION
Sept 2nd +
Sept 3rd

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.  Ppresentations also 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: https://www.tomoveornot.de/masterclass/masterclass.php?mcID=2

 

 

 

 
30th Nov 2021

Feel The Reel Film Festival – Glasgow

 
25th Nov 2021

Film Museum – Vienna

Tribute to  Amos Vogel  

Film as a Subversive Art 2021

A Retrospective by Austrian Film Museum and the Viennale

In “Subversive Bodies” curated by Kim Knowles

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

Phantom Rhapsody

 

 

 
23rd Nov 2021

Jeu de Paume, Paris

Jeu de Paume.  (Paris)

Carte Blanche  à Vivienne Dick

French Première:

Eye Cut (16mm col, 20′, 2021)

As part of:  Retrospective of  filmmaker:   Vivienne Dick

 

The filmmaker will be present for Q+A

 

 

 
26th Oct 2021

You Be Mother LightCone Paris

LIGHT CONE Paris.  

Scratch Collection / October 26, 2021

THE DISJOINTED GAZE.      Screening introduced by Vivian Ostrovsky
This program consists of an ensemble of films that share the specificity of having a narrative construction. In the first, the disjointed gaze of the filmmaker’s reflection in the common household objects she uses allows the character to keep her mystery; in the others, stories are attributed to actors. 

 

 

 
23rd Oct 2021

Sandra Lahire Retrospective

 

Artist in focus: Sandra Lahire

This retrospective marks the publication of a Courtisane cahier on Sandra Lahire. Edited by María Palacios Cruz and Charlotte Procter, Living on air: the films and words of Sandra Lahire, is the first monograph dedicated to her work. It includes writing by Lahire herself, as ell as Gill Addison, Jo Comino, Pam Cook, Laura Guy, Maud Jacquin, Julia Knight, Michael Mazière, Sarah Pucill, Irene Revell & Kerstin Schroedinger, Lis Rhodes, Selina Robertson & Ricardo Matos Cabo (with So Mayer), Vicky Smith, Sarah Turner, Ana Vaz.

 

 

I ritualise through a performance to camera the coming to terms with the loss of my partner, Sandra Lahire. A journey of mourning incorporates this staging both for myself and for the camera / audience. The film explores the relationship between the hallucinatory power of the phantom of memory with that of the phantom ingrained in the photograph, film or video. (Sarah Pucill)

 

Sandra Lahire 5 / films by Jeanette Iljon, Sarah Pucill, Lis Rhodes

24 OCTOBER, 2021 – 16:00

In the presence of Sarah Pucill

SwollenStigma.     Sarah Pucill, UK, 1998, 16mm,  21′

 

A visual, surrealistic narrative of a woman travelling both literally and psychically through an interior space of several rooms. Memories, or fantasies, of another woman fill her imaginary space. Femininity, as a construction, is explored within a lesbian context where an assertion of lesbian symbolic imagery is created.

 

 

 

 

 
14th Oct 2021
21:00

World Premiere Screening London Film Festival

World  Premiere:

Eye Cut   (16mm, 20min, col, 2021)

 14    October   NFT3       9PM

 

(In the Trailer).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM3pP_Rojvs

 

 
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

 

 

 

 
30th Sep 2021

Cinematic Intermediality Publication Launch

Cinematic  Intermediality    Theory  and  Practice

Ed by Marion Schmid and Kim Knowles

Includes my Chapter , ‘A Dialogue With Claude Cahun: Between Writing, Photography and Film in Magic Mirror and Confessions to the Mirror’.

 
8th Jul 2021

Theatre Production L’AVENTURE INVISIBLE

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

L’AVENTURE INVISIBLE

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

www.bodies-and-boundaries.com
 
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.

DUE TO COVID THE DATE HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED TO 8 May 7PM

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
18:00

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:  

MONDAY 19 APRIL    6PM UK TIME

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 RoomProjects.com – 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
00:00

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.

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19

 

 
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).

https://oaggao.ca/facing-claude-cahun-marcel-moorein 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

http://www.themodel.ie/gavin-glass-to-support-lisa-in-sligo/Screening 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
00:00

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
07:00

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)

 

 
18th Feb 2019
00:00

Gelebte Träume – Künstlerinnen des Surrealismus-Televised documentary

 

Gelebte Träume – Künstlerinnen des Surrealismus   – TV Documentary

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

Directed by Maria Tappeiner.

The film shows me speaking about my work in my studio, showing props used in my two film Magic Mirror (16mm, bw, 75min, 2013) and Confessions to the Mirror (16mm, col, 68min, 2016)  that create cinematic tableux vivants based on photographs by Claude Cahun (with Marcel Moore) along with Cahun’s writing .  The documentary includes  Lee Miller, Leonor Fini, Leonora Carrington,  and Meret Oppenheim.

Televised date in France and Germany is 16 February 2019

 

 

 
13th Feb 2019

Expanded Animation Conference

University of Creative Arts

“Expanded Animation” Conference

Organised by Nicky Hamlyn and Vicky Smith

 
24th Nov 2018
00:00

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

Auditorium, Jeu de Paume, Paris

Film Screening event

 
6th Oct 2018
11:00

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

at Chimeres.space,

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
19:00

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


21e PRINTEMPS LESBIEN DE TOULOUSE !

 
7th Mar 2018
13:00

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
05:00

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]
Kingsdown
Bristol
BS2 8JD

Screening  and Q+A with filmmaker

Confessions To The Mirror (2016, 68min)

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

 

 

 

 

 
11th Jan 2018
06:00

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

Featuring:

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

VideoGUD

“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
07:00

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
10:00

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
19:00

‘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,

Canada

 

 

 
23rd Sep 2017
00:00

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
00:00

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

WHITE CUBE SCREENING, Bermondsey

Sunday 6 August at 2pm

Screening:

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
00:00

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
00:00

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
00:00

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
08:30

London Film Festival Premiere of Confessions To The Mirror

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

BFI Southbank, Lecture Theatre 3,

8.30pm

 
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
04:15

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
00:00

‘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
00:00

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
19:00

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

 

SwollenStigmaDistributors

 

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)

Brussels

 
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
00:00

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
18:30

‘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
19:00

Queering Love, Queering Hormones

‘no.w.here:   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
19:30

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
00:00

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
18:00

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
19:00

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
11:00

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
00:00

Photomonitor Interview

Photomonitor

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
01:00

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
00:00

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

MNEMOSCAPE Event
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
12:30

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

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

8 December, 12.30pm.

Presented by LUX

 
7th Dec 2013
12:30

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
18:30

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
19:00

‘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
18:00

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
18:00

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
18:30

‘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
17:00

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
18:30

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
20:00

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
18:00

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
18:30

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,w.here. 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 www.no-w-here.org.uk. 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 no.w.here

Curated by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler.The filmmaker will be in dialogue with Dr Margarita Sprio (University of Essex). no.w.here, 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

 
30th Nov -0001

Launch Event Cinematic Intermediality

TBC.  2022

Launch Event on the publication of:

Cinematic Intermediality Theory and Practice

Edited by Marion Schmid and Kim Knowles

Which includes my chapter “A Dialogue With Claude Cahun: Between Writing, Photography and Film in Magic Mirror and Confessions to the Mirror”’.

 
30th Nov -0001

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

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

June 13th – August 20th