Director: Jayne Parker
UK 1980 – 2001 | Colour | 137 mins
Avaliable on: DVD
Jayne Parker discovered film as a medium when she was a sculpture student at Canterbury College of Art (1977-80). Objects, performance and gesture were combined by the camera to explore space, duration and the physical body. Soon the films became independent works. In RX Recipe (1980), a large eel in a bath is stuffed with vegetables and bandaged by a woman who then similarly binds her own leg, to whispered instructions on the soundtrack. I Cat (1980) was the first of a series of roughcast but sharply drawn animations featuring a woman, a cat and a fish. The films included in the collection are: I CAT, RX RECIPE, I DISH, K.THE POOL, COLD JAZZ, THE REUNION, BLUES IN B FLAT, STATIONARY MUSIC.