Birgitta Hosea

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Erasure (3mins, 2017)

Physical labour creates the world around us – constructing buildings, manufacturing goods, cooking, cleaning… Yet, all too often this work remains unrecognised and invisible. We see the end product – the finished building, meal, clean house – but not the process, not the labour of the workers that created it. Based on the filmmaker’s own early experiences of working as a cleaner, the short film, Erasure, uses repetitive actions and the textures of ink, bleach and other cleaning products to re-animate the labour of domestic work performed over and over by many generations of women, but then forgotten and taken for granted.

Directed, produced and animated by Birgitta Hosea
Soundtrack composed and performed by Jose Macabra