The Women: 8 Films

15:22 mins

Jane Topping


In film, a woman’s desire for success is often visually presented via an adherence to structured acts of so-called beautification. The gestures performed in order to achieve a stereotyped vision of beauty are repetitive, boring and often destructive to the individual performing them. They may even result in death or in a zombie-like form of living death.

Originally made as part of solo exhibition The Women, (Patricia Fleming Projects, U.K., 2013) The Women: 8 Films manipulates found footage in order to reveal the tyranny of repetitive, gendered rituals.

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