Caitlin Webb-Ellis is an artist filmmaker working largely in video, installation, writing and performance.
Her recent work investigates memory and distance, the position of the viewer and the problem of representation.
Mother, I am Going
Shifting between documentary, performance and archive footage, the three-screen video installation explores loss, memory’s relationship to the photographic image and our understandings of femininity and motherhood.
Filmed in an abandoned village in southern Bulgaria, and on the North East coast of England, the film leads the viewer on a journey through the artist’s attempts to unravel her partner’s memories of the mother he lost in childhood.
The structure of the project echoes the restless and constantly shifting nature of memory, resisting an overarching narrative. Lucidity appears only in brief moments and no final truth is ever revealed.