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31st May 2024

Photography, A Queer History Publication

Book Publication ‘Photography; A Queer History’

by Dr Flora Dunster and Dr Theo Gordon, published by Ilex Press February 2024

Includes Untitled II from ‘Stages of Mourning’ 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
31st May 2024

Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art

EVENING SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

at Danielle Arnaud Gallery,  123 Kennington Road, London SE11 6SF.    Friday 31 May  6.30pm

Pucill’s recent film  ‘Double Exposure’ which premiered at Frankfurt Experimental Film Festival September 2023 alongside a programme of experimental films from both Pucill and the late filmmaker Sandra Lahire.

After the screening, there will be a discussion between the filmmaker and curator and writer Helena Reckitt, who is a curator, writer and researcher and is currently a Reader at Goldsmiths University. 

Double Exposure, (16mm+Digital, bw+col, 26min, 2023) 

‘Double Exposure’ film stills 2023

Double Exposure re-stages photographs of Pucill and her once partner Sandra Lahire, shortly before Sandra’s death from anorexia in 2001.  Black and white photographic images are projected onto an interior wall, where the filmmaker steps inside.  Alone with the camera, the filmmaker blindly positions herself into a place that she cannot see, to re-play the image, to meet herself then and Sandra, who both keep getting younger.  ‘Double Exposure’ is a space created between two time-frames,  two women and between material and light, whilst  objects from the projections are placed in position with their ‘light projection’ double;  a dress, shoe, mirror, table, chair etc.  Inside this imagined intimacy , the silence in the room is interrupted with street sounds from the world outside.

 

 

 
13th Jun 2024

Screening of ‘Magic Mirror’ at Cambridge University

‘Magic Mirror’ (16mm, bw, 75min, 2013)  Screening and Discussion

Buckingham House Conference Centre, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge: Thursday 13 June 5.30-8pm.  

The filmmaker Sarah Pucill will be in discussion with Dr Diarmuid Hester who has recently written on Claude Cahun in his a book ‘Nothing Ever Just Disappears’, and second year PhD student Ciara Hervas who is studying inter-war Surrealist artists.

The film Magic Mirror re-staging the French Surrealist’s black and white photographs with selected extracts from her book Aveux non avenus (Confessions Denied), the film explores the links between Cahun’s photographs and writings whilst at the same time making connections with Pucill’s own film practice. ‘

Event funded by lgbtQ+2cam and the MACA Seminar Series, Cambridge University.

Photograph from ‘Magic Mirror’ (16mm, bw, 2013)

 

 

 

 
1st Dec 2024

Interview with Nina Danino in forthcoming Publication.

Forthcoming Publication 2024:

‘Experimental narrative film and women’s practices at the London Film-maker’s Co-operative’

Interviews compiled by Nina Danino.  Funded from a Research Support Award from University of Goldsmiths.  

Film artist interviewees  include:  Nina Danino, Jean Matthee, Sarah Pucill, Katerina Thomadaki, Barbara Meter, Jayne Parker, Lis Rhodes, Anna Thew.

Research: Claire M Holdsworth (University of the Arts London), Simona Monizza (Eye Filmmuseum), Enrico Camporesi (Centre Pompidou, Musee National d’Art Moderne), Mark Webber (The Visible Press).

 

 

 

 
14th Dec 2024

Mirror Mirror – Thames + Hudson

The photograph Narcissus (bw print from neg, 2013) which is from the film Magic Mirror (16mm, bw, 75min, 2013) will be published in a forthcoming book by Michael Petry entitled:

Mirror Mirror –  The Reflective Surface in Contemporary Art

Published by Thames and Hudson, 2024

 

Narcissus (bw print from neg, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 
3rd Mar 2025

Forthcoming Book Publication

Forthcoming Book Publication (in English and Spanish) on 

The work of filmmakers Sandra Lahire and Sarah Pucill

Editors: Francisco Algarin Navarro and Carlos Saldaña

With contributions from Laura Guy,  Sandra Lahire, Sarah Pucill,

Lis Rhodes, Helen de Witt.  

Publication Date Spring 2025