Gifted Water

Una Quigley

Description

Informed by a character with multiple personality disorder, the film follows the improvised performances of dancer Sheena McGrandles as she is permeated by different spaces and personas. McGrandles work at the time was concerned with “doing” and queering the body, with an attempt to disturb it and the space it inhabits.

The character is narrated by her imaginary male voice until she appears in drag at the end.

Gifted Water was filmed in Berlin and Teufelsberg, a former listening station built on the ruins of the city.

Details
Title

Gifted Water

Year

2012

Creator

Una Quigley

Medium

Moving Image

Form

moving image

Genre

preformance

Subject

queer,body

Language

English (eng) (spoken)

Duration

11

Original format

Super8

Aspect ratio

16.

Colour

Colour, black and white

Sound

Sound

Rights

Una Quigley

Artist website

tbc

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/142382861