Faces

Australia, 1976

Film
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Sue Ford’s experimental film Faces consists of portraits of the artist and her friends and acquaintances. Each subject is framed in close-up and filmed for roughly 25 seconds at a time. Variously self-conscious, serious, nonchalant, curious, amused and distracted, the camera captures every small gesture, expression and flicker of emotion on the person’s face. The result is an examination of portraiture and the performance of identity, demonstrating the artist’s interest in using the camera to capture reality, time and change.

Participants in the film include artists Micky Allan, Bonita Ely and Paul Reed, among others.

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Credits

director

Sue Ford

Duration

00:09:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1976

Appears in

Group of items

Sue Ford Moving Image Collection

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

506736

Language

English

Subject category

Short films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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

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