Girl

A celebration and exploration of women in Glasgow, past and present, GIRL is an Ankur Productions project, which used sound, text, film, music, movement and testimonies to explore, within a Scottish context, the rules we learnt from our mothers (and other female relatives) which inform our contemporary sense of womanhood.

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Over several months, collaborative workshops took place between the artists and a group of women from the local community. The output from these workshops became an interdisciplinary performance of word, text, singing and video.  As Visual Artist I created two silent films that accompanied these performances. One monitor showed the recorded gestures the performers recalled their mothers doing, often ones they did themselves. A second monitor showed objects linking the performers to their mother and close-ups of skin and hair, aiming to create a kind of intimacy with the recording camera.

Lead Artist/Writer – Adura Onashile
Sound Artist – Kim Moore
Choral Artist – Claire Docherty
Visual Artist – Lindsay Perth