Housework

Margaret Salmon

United Kingdom, 2014
5 minutes, 50 seconds, B&W, Silent, 16:9
Original format: Super 16mm
Available formats: HD Video / HD Digital file

In Housework, Margaret Salmon captures the uncanny, beautiful and at times hysterical moments in an alternative domestic cosmos. Highlighting the current state of female domestic roles as well as the status of women in larger society and referencing techniques from screen classics as varied as Hans Richter’s Ghosts Before Breakfast, and Mary Poppins, amongst others. Salmon’s film portrays daily household chores being completed by themselves, without human interaction, as supernatural phenomenon.