Moira Brady Averill
Moira Brady Averill was a writer, performer and compère whose venture into moving images, F I S H, is included in the MExIndex. Brady Averill’s work included – and combined – site-specific performance, installation, story-telling , and reading. Humour informed works such as The Fortune Teller and Flemish Proverbs, while End Direct Provision Now was born out of frustration, and resulted in a collaboration called Change of Address www.changeofaddresscollective.com. In 2015 Brady Averill was part of a Dadaist press conference, featuring the overlapping narratives of Kurt Schwitters, Charlie Chaplin and Theo van Doesburg, an event within a larger exhibition curated by Kate Strain.
In her single MExIndex work, F I S H, which was shot in one day on grainy video, we see the filmmaker barefoot, painted in blue and wearing the oversized head of a cardboard fish, as she roams city streets, endeavouring to carry out everyday tasks.
Moira Brady Averill died in 2016.