WORK HOUSE WIFE
A suburban housewife’s realization that maybe all of her life will end up with invisible, repetitive, uncreative housework. The film and photographic stills of the film are a non-narrative study of domestic labour, a form of work that is not taken seriously by society. Has the whole notion of women as housewives changed? Do you talk about yourself as a housewife? Most of the change that has happened since the 70’s is superficial inequality or a lack of responsibility? 70% of British and Irish women said they are mostly responsible for housework as Men do housework, he helped her with the housework, not the other way round. Are the seventies still happening? This experimental film explores the space between the individual, domestic labour and society’s economic workplace through the lens of a personal story of a newly married women who finds herself temporarily out of work. She marks time through the physical, rhythmic and monotonous act of housework.
Selected for the 100 Years of Cinema, the Irish Short screenings at An Taibherarc Theatre, National Irish Language Theatre, Middle Street Galway June 2016 and AGA collective, Olivier Cornet Gallery, 2016. 'The Meeting' a group show curated by County Laois Arts Officer Muireann Ni Chonaill and gallerist Olivier Cornet featuring works by David Fox, Aileen Hamilton, Darina Meagher and Vicky Smith at the Art House and Library Stradbally, Co.Laois and the Oilivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin, August 2017.
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