Denial

Video performance in collaboration with Ann Whitehurst. 

Denial shows a straight shot of Whitehurst filmed in her home in Stoke on Trent, continually coming towards and receding from the camera in a powered chair. She doesn't speak on screen but we hear a voice asking a series of questions but there is no reply. 

The asks fundamental questions on disability/ability, the power relationships of interviewer and interviewer as we reveal who really how they are nuanced and shift.

Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella for the 'No Pain, No Gain' series. 

1996. 6’.