Oil Painting Reproductions
MF/CL: Last December you exhibited La Passion de Jeanne d'arc (Rozelle Hospital) (2004) at the Power Plant in your first solo exhibition in Canada. Can you tell me about this project?JT: La Passion de Jeanne d'arc (Rozelle Hospital) was a video installation made in collaboration with female patients of a psychiatric hospital in Sydney. We used Dreyer's 1928 film of the same title as a point of departure. Twelve female patients watched this silent film during a workshop that we organized and then created a new set of intertitles for it. Then we filmed the patients writing the intertitles on a blackboard and edited it into the film, to be shown without any other cuts. There is also another projection, of a 16 mm colour film consisting of individual monologues by the women about their experiences within the mental health system.