Directed by: Birgitta Hosea
Production/School: Birgitta Hosea
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, this experimental animation 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.