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Sophie Boord (Australia, 1970) is a film artist who lives and works in Melbourne. She loves working in the mediums of 16mm and Super 8 film. She worked as a performance artist for some years before she became interested in the moving image. After experimenting with video in the local libraries edit rooms for hire she decided to take up film studies at university where she made her first film Poppy, a surreal and laconic take on the Western, utilising strong imagery and repetition. Sophie's work focuses on the liminal and the marginal and her latest film Fur is no exception.

She employs narrative techniques to create engagement and a sense of progression, through scenes that seem to be leading somewhere. These scenes are not determined by linear plot, but by shifts in space that are psychologically driven. Gesturing toward both realism and horror she creates a psychological space, a kind of sublime, which incorporates terror and beauty. And just as in dream, mood and feeling are privileged over precise locatable meaning.

Fur (2010) A young girl, Adie, leaves a riverside gathering, wading up-stream. Travelling through private landscapes full of portent, Adie buries something under a weeping pine. FUR depicts the verbally unutterable with hypnotic intensity; an unsettling surreal film, part environmental reverie, part sublimated unconscious. CAMERA Jackie Farkas SOUNDTRACK Scott Barnes CAST Abbey Robertson, Matthew Jagoe OTHER Callum Stewart

Poppy (2005) is a surreal and laconic Western with tinges of horror. In a confused state, in a world of enchantment and illusion, two poppy-wash cowboys encounter the Black Rider. SOUNDTRACK Scott Barnes CAST Shin Shin, Chas Glover OTHER Barry Hale


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