From my continued filmic studies of the bonds between my grandmother, mother, daughter and myself. In Prague, December 2015.
A brief story of"pistancky kroj", a folk costume my grandmother owns. "This folk costume comes with its own story. It was embroidered by my mother, the lace is also made by her. The costume is called Pistansky, after a particular Slovakian region. My mother made it in 1918, for the occasion of celebrations of the... Continue Reading →
This is the next instalment of stills from my filmic explorations of the four generations of women in my family. Here my grandmother and my daughter, looking together at my grandmother's memoir, which she spent 10 years writing up. The book includes a number of photographs, and other personal mementos, including my grandfather's letters to her from... Continue Reading →
These are stills from my filming at my Grandmother's apartment in Prague. With Anna (12 years) and Jirina (89 years) From an ongoing project exploring the interconnectedness of generations of women in my family.
“As a house of moving pictures, film is as habitable as the house we live in.” (Guiliana Bruno) Storyboard/ mood sheet for Melusine, 2010 (dir. Tereza Stehlikova) During the process of my PhD research I came to realise that I was haunted by certain tenacious memories from my childhood, and in particular by the house... Continue Reading →