Anna Mortimer's short absurd films
reveal peculiar characters combatting
and destabilising the environments
they find themselves framed within.
Collaged from hand-made sculptural props,
they roll, hide, thrash, morph and upend
in a darkly comic queering of the status quo.
Incongruous audio, fragmented body parts
and uprooted nature further reinforce
the awkward, the uncanny and the bizarre.
Scenarios repeated over and over
deftly reveal the everyday challenges
faced by the individual in relation to
As humanity is gathered, stored, processed
and regurgitated, Mortimer's dynamic dramas
draw on personal narratives, language,
and a long-standing commitment
to painting and sculpture.