Egami

Australia, 1985

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In Sue Ford’s radical short film Egami, Melbourne’s imposing Shrine of Remembrance is rebadged the “New Settlers’ Temple of Wars” by the artist’s intergalactic visitor, who observes from a spaceship. The Shrine is one of many familiar Melbourne landmarks rendered as totalitarian monuments, which have usurped the lands of ‘the Dreaming People’, of which there is no sign left except in Swanston St souvenir stores. In Egami, fashion mannequins are interpreted as women for sale, statues are erected for white men and war, and Hamer Hall is a survival bunker, in a work that’s exploration of Australian identity and feminism is still relevant today.

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Credits

producer

Victorian Women's Film Unit

director

Sue Ford

Duration

00:14:02:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

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Sue Ford Moving Image Collection

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ACMI Identifier

B2003616

Language

English

Subject category

Digital Art

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI External Digital Access Copy

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