FILMS / ART WORKS

 

SUITE: MY FATHER'S LEG (1997-98)

In this self-portrait I imagine the disease and pain which caused my father's death twenty-five years earlier. Having become older than he at his death, I found, in images of my own body complex feelings of love, guilt, grief and regret.

DV video | color | silent | 3 min

This suite of videos addresses personal and family history, in part, dealing with the implications of being the only sibling of five not to have inherited Polycystic Kidney Disease, a genetic disorder that generally leads to kidney failure in middle age. In these works, I explore the body as a site both of beauty and abjection.

website by Jo Brand | (c) 2013