Mirroring Cure

Independent Film

Mirroring Cure, 28min, commissioned by Westminster Council & Land Securities
Distributed by: LUX 

Tracing the life of a large construction site from demolition to the completion of new office space, 'The Mirroring Cure' focuses on people’s relationship to their built environment, highlighting the complexity of personal identities formed through being at work. The film is told from the point of view of the company secretary who has decided to carry out interviews with those employed around her.

Appearing initially as a documentary detailing the effects of architecture on behaviour, the film begins to incorporate fictional elements leaving the viewer unsure as to where reality lies. To what extent the characters are acting remains ambiguous. Shot on 16mm over a two-year period the film forms an intimate portrait of five working lives set against the visually arresting and constantly shifting architecture of the building development.

Screened & exhibited at:
Birds Eye Film Festival, ICA, UK, Ambulante Documentary Film Festival, Mexico, Bangkok International Film Festival, Thailand, Lucca Film Festival, Italy, Women with Vision, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA, Videonnale, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany, Nouvelle Creation Anglaise, Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, Geneva, Worlds On Video, Strozzina, Centro de Cultura Contemporanea a Firenze, Italy, The Jerwood Space, London, UK, Moving in Architecture’, Camden Arts Centre, London, The Bucharest Biennale, Bucharest, Romania, The Secret Life Of Space, Architecture Museum, Warsaw, Poland, Shadows Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Kasseler Dokumentarfilm-&Videofest, Kassel, Germany, Contemporary Art Screen Zuidas, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Intrappolati nello Specchio, Spazio Pubblico Arte Contemporanea, Udine, Italy, Available Light, Ottawa, Canada, BDA Gallerie, Berlin, Germany, Art Miami, USA, Architecture Play, Berchidda, Sardinia, Italy, Work Hard Play Hard, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium, Europe Asia Mediations, Poznan, Poland, Kunsthalle lothringer13, Munich, Germany, Eroi Comme Noi, Palazo de Napoli, Naples, Italy.

Director: Charlotte Ginsborg
DOP: Robert Hardy (BSC)
Additional Camera: Charlotte Ginsborg, Jake Polonski, Rupert Hornstein
Producer: Michael Choudhury
Editor: Charlotte Ginsborg
Sound design: Ron Wright
Colourist: Simone Gratterola