An older woman self-isolates in a stranger’s tiny white attic. This film explores her experience of becoming…what? Invisible?
INVISIBLE is made by Brenda Waite, a performance artist aged 60 and Anna Cady, an artist film maker aged 70. Brenda came to live in Anna’s attic at the beginning of the first lockdown.
As post menopausal women Brenda and Anna had discovered what it felt like to become invisible. But then there was Covid. And it was said, “if all the old people stayed inside we could get on with our lives.” The fight against ageism took on a whole new perspective.
Deciding to become visible by making this film during lockdown, Brenda and Anna explore what it means to experience imposed isolation in a small space.
This is a beautiful, experimental film devised in the process of making; it incorporates physical theatre, improvisation and existential comedy.
"As post menopausal women we find that we become less visible; As women artists historically we were virtually not visible;
As a post-menopausal-female-performing-artist-isolated-in-a-tiny-white-attic-with-only-skylights-to-connect-with-the-outside-world Brenda became INvisible"
INVISIBLE will be screened on a continuous loop. Running Time: 8 minutes.
"Lockdown has affected me; there can be no-one who has not experienced some kind of compression of their life-force. Even wearing purple is of little use when there is nowhere to go!"
"Intensely evocative of isolation and the angst that accompanies it. I particularly liked the white aesthetic. The colour of mourning in some cultures.
I'll be watching it again!"
For more information about the artists:
Brenda Waite: brendawaite.blogspot.com/
Anna Cady: www.annacady.com
During SFW21 Brenda and Anna will be presenting an interdisciplinary workshop relating to the themes explored in INVISIBLE. Details of this event can be found here.