Hysterical Females is about a young and curious woman called Esther who explores a visually inviting but uncomfortable world where there’s a struggle between power and freedom. In this domineering patriarchal society women are treated as victims and represented as automated, unconscious and desired objects. Men are the masterful creators and women dismembered, punched and severed art objects. The protagonist is a living doll, a fusion between a toy and a young woman, converted into an uncanny animated lifeless object. The disturbing anti-utopian society is part reality and part fantasy, with the narrative being both disruptive and disjointed, with an emergence of the relevance and irrelevant. A rebellion, a radical change is required to overcome and deconstruct the oppositions and boundaries of the patriarchal thought. The appearance of an angel signifies entering another world. Her function is of prophecy, communication and guidance. She is a suffragette, a savour of the women of today. Directed and animated by Tracy Satchwill Collage animation, live action, green screen, suffragettes, Edwardian women, history of women, Victorian women, oppression of women, feminism, equal rights, behaviour towards women, patriarchal, patriarchy, world, fantasy, behaviour, perceptions, attitude.
I Died for Beauty
This video is for a submission for The One Minutes, a global network devoted to moving image. The theme is Martians Send Videos Home looking at estrangement. 'I Died for Beauty' looks at the disruption of habitual perceptions of beauty. We look in the mirror and we want to be someone else or a 'better' version of ourselves. We are subjected to images and text from magazines and advertisements which sells us an illusion and destroys our self esteem. Directed and animated by Tracy Satchwill. Music by Peter Richards. Beauty, makeup, appearance, facial features, perfection, reflection, disatisfaction, habits, grooming, mirror, magazines, pampering, collage animation, motion graphics, artist project.
Striving for Perfection
The collage animation was shortlisted for the National RSA Moving Image award and responded to an audio by Tiffany Dufu. The Chief Leadership Officer of Levo and author of Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less urges women to embrace imperfections and expect less of themselves. Produced and animated by Tracy Satchwill. Artist projects, artist commissions, animation, motion graphic, collage, women, modern, contemporary, fashion, style, legs, magazine cuttings, beauty, physical, natural, vogue, trend, mode, fad, headlines, lifestyle, hottest trends, covers, designers, clothing, clothes, trends, photoshoots.