The Invisible Limb

[opposite]<br/>The Invisible Limb, HD video projection, 2014. German audio with English subtitles, 19'30".<br />
Production still [opposite]<br/>The Invisible Limb, HD video projection, 2014. German audio with English subtitles, 19'30".<br />
[opposite]<br/>The Invisible Limb, HD video projection, 2014. German audio with English subtitles, 19'30".<br />
[opposite]<br/>The Invisible Limb, HD video projection, 2014. German audio with English subtitles, 19'30".<br />
[opposite]<br/>The Invisible Limb, HD video projection, 2014. German audio with English subtitles, 19'30".<br />
[opposite]<br/>The Invisible Limb, HD video projection, 2014. German audio with English subtitles, 19'30".<br />
[opposite]<br/>The Invisible Limb, HD video projection, 2014. German audio with English subtitles, 19'30".<br />
[opposite]<br/>The Invisible Limb, HD video projection, 2014. German audio with English subtitles, 19'30".<br />
[opposite]<br/>The Invisible Limb, HD video projection, 2014. German audio with English subtitles, 19'30".<br />
[opposite]<br/>The Invisible Limb, HD video projection, 2014. German audio with English subtitles, 19'30".<br />
Installation view at basis, Frankfurt. Photo by Katrin Binner [opposite]<br/>The Invisible Limb, HD video projection, 2014. German audio with English subtitles, 19'30".<br />
Installation view at basis, Frankfurt. Photo by Katrin Binner

The Invisible Limb is the third in a series of works that address issues of gendered labour and representation. This latest film is partly addressed to deceased Frankfurt artist Charlotte Posenenske, renowned both for her rigorous artistic oeuvre and her eventual cessation of art production in favour of practising sociology, focusing on the study of wage labour conditions and factory processes. Browne is working with another sculptor of Posenenske’s generation, born in the same year in fact; Irish stonecarver Cynthia Moran, with an entirely different political and artistic trajectory. Shot partly on location at the Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim, the film stages a series of unlikely correspondences through sculptural objects and ideas of mimesis, technology and the magic of apparently costless production.

 

Directed, written and edited by Sarah Browne
Featuring: Cynthia Moran
Cinematography: Kate McCullough
Camera: Kate McCullough, Sarah Browne
Voiceover: Amanda Elena Conrad
Composition: Alma Kelliher
Choreography: Fearghus Ó Conchúir
Research assistants: Christin Müller, Laura Wünsche
Archives: Hessischer Rundfunk, WDR mediagroup
Translation: Petra Gaines
Colourist: John Beattie
Special thanks to Burkhard Brunn, Jessica Foley, Natascha Reigger,
Fire Station Artist Studios, Dublin, and Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt