The film ‘Progression’ shows 200 children walking one at a time through a doorway, organised from the youngest to the oldest. In ‘I made everything’, the artist spends an hour claiming that she was responsible for most of the significant cultural achievements accomplished since time began. In these works, and others, Anna Macdonald uses film to re-perform small acts on a large scale, in order to look carefully at the relationship between movement, time and progression.
Anna Macdonald is a moving image artist and scholar based in the Department of Contemporary Arts here on the Crewe Campus, who specialises in working directly with the public. Her work has been shown at galleries and festivals from Paris to New York, Athens to Mexico and was nominated for the International Video Dance awards in Barcelona. Her work was selected as a flagship project for AHRC funded research into socially engaged art and she has published several articles about the body, time and film.