03 March 2022
Looking In Looking Out
Paper Gallery is pleased to introduce a solo show by British filmmaker Chuck Blue Lowry titled ‘Looking In / Looking Out’.
This exhibition features two pieces, initially presented at Tate Modern, London Short Film Festival and at the Southbank Centre, London.
I’ll Be Your Mirror is an 8 minutes 44 seconds split screen film featuring Chuck and her mother, which pieces together fragments of a conversation between them. Together, they grapple with the question ‘what does it mean to be a woman’?
Decorum is a 10 minutes and 33 seconds long triptych piece that plays across 3 screens simultaneously and it shows the unspoken rules of behaviour for women in the 21st Century. It was created in collaboration with participants through inter-generational arts charity Magic Me and the artists Sue Mayo and Pooja Sitpura, with music by Verity Standen.
Both I’ll Be Your Mirror and Decorum explore questions around ‘acceptable’ behaviour for women. The former does so through Lowry’s personal reflections and intimate conversations with her mother, the latter through performance and storytelling with a wider group of women from across London. These films ask: who decides what good behaviour is for women? What are the rules of how things are, or should be, and are these of any use today? Where do we learn our rules? What do we value? What do we reject?
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