F I S H

Moira Brady Averill

Description

‘Made by writer and comedian Moira Brady Averill, F I S H sees the filmmaker barefoot, painted in blue and wearing the oversized head of a cardboard fish. Marked by stigma and sorrow, the figure she embodies is seen roaming city streets, endeavouring to carry out everyday tasks – order a coffee, eat an ice-cream, play basketball – but in every instance becoming an object of ridicule, isolated and excluded for reasons beyond our understanding. A portrait of solitude and despair as much as it is of rage and defiance that acts as a metaphor for social alienation, this parody of the suffering human foibles can give rise to was conceived of and shot in one day on grainy video, heightened by a score of mellifluous strings crashing with death metal and delivered with black humour amid wilfully murky pathos.’

(Text by Alice Butler, Nov 28th 2016)

Details
Title

F I S H

Year

2010

Creator

Moira Brady Averill

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Portrait, Dark Comedy

Subject

Social isolation, Stigmatization, Melancholy, Insubordination

Language

English (eng) (spoken)

Duration

4 minutes

Original format

to be confirmed

Aspect ratio

to be confirmed

Colour

Both Colour and Black and White

Sound

Sound

Rights

to be confirmed

Artist website

http://www.moirabradyaverill.com/

Link to work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7e4ebS1iUo