An upcoming film that combines real film footage and visual animation by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Susan Steinberg.
Capturing a moment in time, Mirrors to Windows: The Woman as Artist creates a story of one instant in an Artist’s career, whilst zooming out to explore the context of this picture to create a visual sphere of an ensemble of international artists on their life and art in London today.
Inspired by the Eame’s 1977 short film Powers of Ten, the film will move out through history making reference to historic influences. From 16th century artist Artemisia Gentileschi, who lived in a time when women artists were banned from painting the male form by order of the church, through to contemporary 20th century influences. Revealing that although time has moved on, many of the roles and struggles women artists from London to Cairo have faced throughout history, are still very much prevalent today.
Having been a filmmaker all her life, Steinberg comes to this project with an intimate understanding of an artist’s life. She is the first female artist filmmaker to make piece of visual moving image artwork based not wholly on ‘famous’ artists or the art itself but to draw attention to artists from a range of backgrounds and stages in their lives and careers. In doing so, the work will give a gritty realism to an otherwise romanticized lifestyle. We put the lens into the artist’s personal perspective, gaining an exclusive insight into the buoyant mass beneath the surface of their art, normally hidden from public view.
We will be posting previews of Mirrors to Windows: The Woman as Artist here on the SDS Productions blog, each featuring an artist from the film.
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