A Woman’s Work is Never Done, video Eliza Bennett, music Rebecca Horrox
Electronics, voice and classical guitar composed to the short film, A Woman’s Work is Never Done. Visual artist Eliza Bennett uses the technique of embroidering her skin with callouses as a tribute to those often invisible in society, the employees in low paid 'ancillary' jobs, such as cleaning, caring and catering, all traditionally considered to be 'women's work'.
The accompanying composition is a subtle contribution, intending generous space for the moving image. Field recordings of wind, a steam train, Swiss yodeling celebrating harvest and captured intimate sounds of the body’s breathing and movement, are electronically manipulated and juxtaposed with bagpipe drones and vocal excerpts which La Horrox sings in Gaelic and backwards, from the traditional Scottish folk song, Alain Duinn, the song of a woman waiting for her fisherman lover, whom is never to return.
Presented at KODE Art Museums of Bergen NO - October 10th 2014 - January 25th 2015 and currently showing at The National Museum of Art Architecture and Design, Oslo NO - February 21st - May 16th 2015