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Queen

Synopsis
In this "pregnancy and baby" video, as the artist describes it, Elkin tackles, with humour and irreverence, issues around motherhood, labour and creation, personal biography, being an artist and the transforming pregnant body. QUEEN was conceived and shot during the artist’s pregnancy and first months of parenthood. Having just acquired a new life role, Elkin sets out to dismantle the relationship between identity and performance. Is she a mother? Or is she performing motherhood? [13 minutes]
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2019
Subjects
Film studies; Women’s studies
Keywords
experimental film & video; feminism; motherhood

Online availability

URI
https://lux.org.uk/work/queen
Price
On request
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Katryn Elkin

Distributor

Name

Lux

Email
info@lux.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 31412960
Address
Waterlow Park Centre
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London
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Notes
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