Jarman Award 2020

Michelle Williams Gamaker

Image of Michelle Williams Gamaker, House of Women (2017), film still
Video: The Eternal Return, 2019 (excerpt)




Michelle Williams Gamaker works with moving image, performance and installation. Her practice is often in dialogue with film history, particularly Hollywood and British studio films. By restaging scenes to reveal their politically problematic, imperialist roots; her work is a form of 'fictional activism' to recast characters originally played by white actors with people of colour. She combines scriptwriting, workshopping with actors, revisiting analogue VFX and producing props to create intricately staged films.
 


Video: House of Women, 2017 (excerpt)






Video: The Fruit is There to be Eaten, 2018 (excerpt)



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