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Title

This woman is not a car

1982

Artist

Margaret Dodd

Australia

1941 -

  • Details

    Date
    1982
    Media categories
    Time-based art , Film
    Materials used
    16mm film, colour, black and white, optical sound
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:23:00 min
    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
    Copyright
    © Margaret Dodd

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  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication