TRACEY MOFFATT DOUBLE FEATURE – NIGHT CRIES AND BEDEVIL
WED 21 FEB, 7PM | Arc Cinema | Double feature $10/$8
Film: NIGHT CRIES 1990 | G | 19mins | AUSTRALIA | D: Tracey Moffatt
Film: BEDEVIL 1993 | PG | 90mins | AUSTRALIA | D: Tracey Moffatt
Tracey Moffat was working on the nexus of the cinema and the art gallery long before her contemporaries, as with these two beautifully visual films.
"Place is central to beDevil, and these sites serve as a locus for stories which intersect and co-exist. While each of these locations is in Queensland, they frequently appear unreal, as Moffatt’s cinematic aesthetic deliberately exhibits an artificial quality. This reminds us that we are viewers, watching a trilogy of non-linear short stories unfold, woven together by several narrators. This act of looking is fundamental to beDevil. Through adopting the portmanteau structure, Moffatt fashions windows that offer insights into diverse experiences, with a particular emphasis on generating a space for women to tell their stories." - Kate Robinson, Senses of Cinema
Images from Tracey Moffatt’s beDevil feature in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery Nov 11 2017 to March 12 2018.