A practice-based and written analysis, this artist-filmmaking research project engages with and questions the existing language, grammar and truth-making of archival films. The research proposes that editorial grammar or meter – with its definitive or categorical status - can be scrutinised and reworked, introducing broader, contemporary perspectives whilst revealing embedded, propogandised agendas.
The aim of my research is to ‘unlock’ voices, bringing out implicit pluralities implicit in the ritual public reading of Christian Scripture, while disrupting the single authoritative voice that conventionally builds its main tone. The project will contribute towards a religious and a sound practice, by bringing together theory and practice in a reciprocal exploration.
The aim of my thesis is the re-examination of late seventeenth-century lesbian history and the development of a new theory/methodology of the ‘Lesbian Gaze’, which will seek to eroticize women’s writing of the period. Using a queer perspective, and utilising a historical understand of gender, the body, sexual anatomy, sexuality and women’s relationships, my research will investigate how restoration libertinism inflected women and how female-female love, desire and eroticism were represented.