5th – 20th November 2015
Alex Purchase is interested in films and videos, particularly those with women as central characters, and those directed by women. Much of her previous work has been an exploration of the psychological in the spacial aspects of cinema sets and film architecture. This interest continues with a focus on character study and the representation of the feminine in time and space. Her current practice is an attempt to correct this imbalance in her own viewing experience and to encourage others to do so. Films of interest include Je, Tu, Il, Elle, (Chantal Akerman), 3 Women (Robert Altman), Grey Gardens (Ellen Hovde & Albert Maysles), and Bernice Bobs her Hair (Joan Micklin Silver), as well as more contemporary works such as Bé omid é Didar (Mohammad Rasoulof).