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The Pool

Jayne Parker
1991
10 mins b/w 16mm

The Pool

The film begins with a woman standing in the deep end of an empty and disused lido.

A woman stands in the deep end of an empty and disused swimming pool. She wipes her face and stomach with her hands to clean away blood. Inside, she places her hands on the outstretched arm of a man who lifts her into the air and catches her when she falls. An eel breathes through its gills as it swims. The woman settles the eel in her arms and holds it against her body. When the woman swims she breathes out underwater.

Performers: Donald MacLeary and Jayne Parker
Camera Patrick Duval/Peter Scoones
Sound Max Eastley
Director/editor/production Jayne Parker
ACE/C4, '11th Hour'

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