Plot (2001-6)

Super 8 Colour/B&W/Sound       4 mins 38 secs

Released on DVD 2008 with an interview in conversation with Anna Thew and Helen De Witt.

Plot dvd cover

Plot (2006) is shot on super8. The film took six years to make. Using the languages of her childhood (French) and adulthood (English) as she travelled back and forth to Switzerland where her mother lay seriously ill, the camera was used as a diary recording little snatches of daily life, moments insignificant in themselves and certainly inadequate to the task of telling the stories of those years or what came before. As such, Plot takes the form of a  ‘film fragment’ that eschews any straightforward narrative intention, causation or chronological structure. It relies instead on the material texture of the work to promote ‘the possibility of the emergence of memory through a visual and auditory sensation of speed and change’ (Susan Trangmar, ‘Frame Of Mind’, Next Level  Ed 2 Vol 4, 2005)

‘…it is not surprising that we end as we begin: in the “salle des pas perdus”, the concourse to a railway station. A past that is the beginning of a journey, at once, (literally) a “hall of footsteps that are lost” and, read differently, a hall of footsteps that are not.’ JD-B

Plot is included in the  British Artists Film and Video Study Collection based at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design

Screening History:

2016 Chronicle of a Sound:The Films of Julia Dogra-Brazell, Uplink, Tokyo, Japan

2015  The Films of Julia Dogra-Brazell Experiments in Cinema Film Festival, New Mexico USA

2008 Baltimore International Women’s Film Festival, USA

2008 Derek Jarman’s Film Poetry of the Small Medium Lives On Serpentine Gallery, London

2008 International Festival of Cinema and Technology North West Film Forum Seattle, USA

2005 Nothing to Declare British Council screening Ginza Art Laboratory, Tokyo

2005 Take 291 291 Gallery, London

2004 Filmart LUX London, Catalyst Arts Belfast.