Aberhart's House

Joanna Margaret Paul
New Zealand
Super 8 transferred to video, colour, silent
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‘In Aberharts House (1976), there’s a smart cut (all of Paul’s films were edited in-camera) between a female figure in the kitchen cutting a sandwich and a male figure in the garden applying a chainsaw to a log. The activities are presented as equal value, and her focus is firmly on the former.’ – Sophie Mayer, Bodies and film: 2015 Experimenta at the London Film Festival, Sight and Sound magazine, 2015

‘One nets a landscape in a grid of formal rhythms. In a landscape or garden one discerns messages from within.’ – JMP, Cantrills Film Notes nos. 47,48. August 1985.