five Prison stories, 2011
Single channel film with sound 5 mins.
This is a Preview of the first 30 seconds of the film.
five Prison stories relays five stories about life in prison in an understated, matter of fact, yet private and almost humourous way. The work gives an insight into a way of living and an area of society that most people have no exposure to, or experience with. The stories are told in the third person and are set against images and footage of the inside of a prison and cover such aspects as prisoner processing, visiting procedures and sex.
five Prison stories looks at the notion of what performance in the everyday means for those who live in a space where private and public co-exist - sometimes simultaneously. The film makes the inaccessible accessible in a simple and engaging way.
This work includes a series of photographs.