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Title

This woman is not a car


Artist

Margaret Dodd

Australia

1941 -


About

A mother, isolated in an outer Adelaide suburb drives a station wagon full of children to a distant beach. Imagination and reality fuse. Her sense of herself is assaulted by car-fetishists in a rural service station. Memory, fear and fantasy are interwoven as the film takes Woman’s assigned role in the ‘Australian Dream’ to its absurd conclusion.

Script/Direction: Margaret Dodd
Actors: Pauline Sedgewick (as the Mother) and Phil Colson (as the Mechanic)
Cinematography: John Foster and David Foreman
Editing: Tim Burns, Margaret Dodd and Sarah Gibson
Post production: Sara Bennett
Ceramic models: Margaret Dodd
Music: Throbbing Gristle, Brian Eno, Pelaco Bros. and Fabulous Nudes


Details


Date

1982


Media categories

Time-based media , Film


Materials used

16mm, colour and black and white, optical sound, 23:00 min


Dimensions


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased with assistance from the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council 1986


Location

Not on display


Accession number

36.1986


Artist information

Margaret Dodd

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Bernice Murphy, Australian Perspecta 1983, Sydney, 1983, 39 illus..