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Tailpiece

Margaret Tait
1976
10 mins b/w 16mm

Tailpiece

The film was conceived as a coda to a longer (colour) film, Place of Work, made in the same year. It covers the time of finally emptying a long-time family home, with its personal memories and connection with some of my own work. Fragments of verse (from Lorca's 'Poet in New York'), along with young children's voices released into the emptying rooms and staircases, and an ersatz "pop" music track, clarify the familiar and the alien in the situation. - Margaret Tait.

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